23 April 2020 – Established five-level COVID19 alert system

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

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

Overview: The government of South Africa announced a risk adjusted approach to re-opening the economy after national lockdown.

This approach consists of five coronavirus levels:

Level 5: Drastic measures required to contain the spread of the virus and save lives (national lockdown).

Level 4: Some activity can be allowed to resume subject to extreme precautions to limit community transmission and outbeaks.

Level 3: Easing some restrictions including on work and social activities to address a high risk of transmission

Level 2: Further easing of restrictions but the maintenance of physical distancin and restrictions on some leisure and social activites to prevent resurgence of the virus.

Level 1: Most normal activities can resume.

The national coronavirus alert level was to be reduced from level 5 to level 4 on Friday 1 May.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-south-africas-response-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-23-apr-2020