Informal traders operating from the Grand Parade in Cape Town have been given the greenlight to reopen their small businesses.Picture: David Ritchie

Informal traders in Cape Town get green light to operate

CAPE TOWN – Informal traders operating from the Grand Parade in Cape Town have been given the greenlight to reopen their small businesses. 

 

Since the national lockdown was imposed on March 27, informal traders were forced to close down their businesses as per regulations. However, with the easing of the regulations to level 3 the City of Cape Town has allowed traders to resume operations. 

 

Here are some requirements that need to be met for trading: 

  •     Trading must be contained within a designated area;
  •     Ensure before and after trading cleaning of the designated area;
  •     Each trader must have a hand sanitising station;
  •     No person will be allowed in the trading area without a face mask;
  •     The trading area must be sufficiently sanitised before and after each day of trading;
  •     Hours of trading are from 6am to 6pm;
  •    Physical distancing of two meters between traders and 1,5 meters between customers should always be maintained;
  •     Traders will display clear signs on stalls reminding patrons to keep 1.5 meters distance;
  •     Clearly demarcated lines marked in red, enforcing the 1.5 metre rule should be visible in front of each stall;
  •     The Informal Traders Associations will be responsible for the roster of traders as well as ensuring the above requirements are strictly adhered to.

 

 

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