The following accommodation services are included as permitted and essential services unless otherwise specified:
- Accommodation for quarantine and isolation
- Accommodation for persons rendering essential services
- Accommodation for remaining tourists confined to their accommodation
All persons who are able to work from home should do so.
Anybody falling under the specific activities mentioned above can work outside the home and can travel to and from work under Alert Level 4.
This is subject to:
– Strict health protocols, and social distancing rules;
– Phased-in return to work to enable measures to make the workplace is COVID-ready
– Returning to work to be done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection.
Permit to Perform an Essential or Permitted Service
Anybody that is permitted to work outside their home under Alert Level 4 must carry a Permit to Perform an Essential or Permitted Service (click here to download), issued by the head of the company or institution. This permit must always be accompanied by identification.
The Department of Small Business Development may issue further Directions related to small and micro enterprises, co-operatives, informal traders and spaza shops. (This question will be updated if such Directions are issued).
The permit from the National Department of Tourism
If your establishment is providing accommodation services to essential workers (or any service other than quarantine or isolation), you need to obtain permission from the Department of Tourism. For more information please click here.
This is set out in the Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020, available here.