SA moves to lockdown level 2, Covid-19 vaccine passport on the way
- South Africa will shift to lockdown level 2 after being on level 3 since the end of July
- President Ramaphosa announced the easing of restrictions on the movement of people and on gatherings
- He says there has been a decline in Covid-19 infections across all provinces
- Ramaphosa also announced that government was working on developing a Covid-19 vaccine passport
South Africa will move from alert level 3 and be placed on level 2 from Monday 13 September.
Ramaphosa made the announcement during his address to the nation on Sunday night.
He says the new level 2 regulations will be reviewed in two weeks' time.
Ramaphosa also confirmed that the government looking into a vaccine passport system to be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events.
He used his presidential address to emphasise the importance of getting vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the fourth wave.
The more people that get vaccinated before December, the less likely it is that we will experience a devastating fourth wave over the holiday period.President Cyril Ramaphosa
Here are the major level 2 changes:
- The hours of curfew will now start at 11pm and end at 4am
- Non-essential establishments like restaurants, bars and fitness centres will need to close by 10pm
- All gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors
- Liquor stores will be permitted to sell alcohol between 10am and 6pm from Monday to Friday
- Alcohol sales for on-site consumption will be permitted as per licence conditions up to 10pm
- Funerals are still restricted to no more than 50 people with night vigils and after-funeral gatherings prohibited
- Mask-wearing remains mandatory for every person when in public spaces
Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeVR4SN0LqA