Only essential government and administration services may operate, including:
- Disaster management, fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency services.
- Licensing, permitting, deeds, masters offices. birth and death certificates, replacement identification documents
- Any other service designated by the Executive Authority, HODs, Heads of Courts, and Heads of other Chapter 9 Institutions.
- Essential municipal services.
- Services related to the functioning of courts; the State Capture Commission.
- Essential SARS services defined by the Commissioner of SARS.
- Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services.
- Services rendered by the Executive. members of Parliament, Members of the Provincial Legislature, Members of Local Councils, the Judiciary, traditional leaders and National Office Bearers of Political Parties represented in Parliament.
- Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission, Gender Commission. the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector and the Independent Electoral Commission; and services rendered to these institutions.
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.
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.
This is set out in the Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020, available here.