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What you can expect in level 3 lockdown (If Cyril says so)

DURBAN – With much uncertainty surrounding the next step in containing the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the country is anxiously awaits President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address tonight.

The premise of whether or not the country may enter into a stage three lockdown is still at question but it does seem like a viable option at this point.

 

 

While we remain hopeful for a good sign from our leader tonight, here’s a list of some of the good and services you can look forward to under the possible level 3 lockdown regulations: 

  • The sale of tobacco products
  • The sale of clothing
  • Restaurant delivery (no sit-in) 9 am- 8 pm
  • Gardening and swimming pool services
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services permitted
  • The sale of personal ICT equipment including computers, mobile telephones and other home office equipment

With regards to daily activities, walking, jogging and cycling will be permitted.

 

Other goods and services up for sale again are:

  • Rental of motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, and of personal and household goods to support other level three services
  • The sale of personal ICT equipment including computers, mobile telephones and other home office equipment
  • The sale of Motor vehicles sales, subject to Directions
  • The sale of household appliances

 

Financial and business services reopening will include:

  •  Call centres, for local and all international markets, may operate subject to directions issues by the relevant cabinet members
  • Essential financial services may operate subject to directions issues by the relevant cabinet member
  • Commercial real estate permitted
  • Private security services may operate
  •  Implementation of payroll systems
  • Rental of motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, and of personal and household goods to support other Level Three services
  • Other professional services may operate only where work-from-home is not possible, and only to support other Level Three services

 

Some of the Transport, storage and communication services are:

  •  Limited domestic air travel, with a restriction on the number of flights per day and authorisation based on the reason for travel and subject to the ports of entry arrangements
  • Ocean transport permitted only for the shipment of cargo
  • Public rail, minibus taxi and bus services will resume at levels and on terms as will be set out in Directions, based on the progressive increase in commuter numbers during the various phases
  • Essential imported goods will be prioritised through ports of entry and for transport and handling to final users. Directions will be issued in respect of other goods

 

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