23 April 2020 – Announced move to alert level 4 from 1 May

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
Sectors Involved: Emergency government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of South Africa announced that South Africa would move to coronavirus alert level 4 from level 5 on Friday 1 May.

Some businessess would be allowed to resume operationas under specific conditions, including adhering to a detailed health and safety protocol to protect employees and prevent the spread of infection.

Businesses should still adopt work from home strategies where possible and all staff who can work remotely must be allowed to do so.

Borders are to remain closed to international travel except the repatriation of SA nationals.

No travel to be allowed between provinces except for the transport of goods and in exceptional circumstances.

Public transport will continue to operate with limitations on the number of passengers and strict hygiene requirements.

The public is encouraged to stay at home othere than for esseential movement.

All gatherings remain prohibitid.

The sale of cigarettes is permitted.

Bars and shebeens (informal taverns) remain closed.

Conference and convention centres, entertainment venues cinemas theatres and concerts remain closed.

Concerts, sporting events and religious, cultural and social gatherings will not be allowed until it is deemed safe for them to continue.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-south-africas-response-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-23-apr-2020