WHAT ARE THE RULES RELATED TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?

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Published: June 1, 2020

What are the rules related to public transport under Alert Level 3?

 

With the increase in the number of people returning to work and learners and students returning to institutions of learning, long-distance public transport crossing Provincial, Metropolitan or District boundaries is permitted to operate.  The condition for such operation is that public transport vehicles are only permitted to transport persons permitted to travel between Provinces in terms of the Regulations.  Such travel is restricted to:

  • Persons undertaking work responsibilities or performing a service permitted under Alert Level 3, provided they are in possession of the requisite permit.
  • Persons moving to a new place of residence;
  • Persons caring for an immediate family member;
  • Learners or students who have to commute to and from those schools or institutions of higher learning during periods when those schools or institutions are permitted to operate.
  • Attendance of funerals;
  • Transportation of mortal remains;
  • Obtaining medical treatment;
  • Persons returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility;
  • Movement of children; and
  • Members of Parliament performing oversight responsibilities.

 

The time restrictions on all road-based public transport modes are lifted.  Public transport will now be allowed to operate throughout the day.  However, capacity restrictions remain:

  • Minibus-taxis remain at 70% loading capacity;
  • Buses must adhere to a maximum loading capacity of 50%, taking due regard to standing passengers;
  • eHailing and Metred Taxis remain at 50% loading capacity
  • Shuttle, Chauffer and Charter services remain at 50% loading capacity.

 

 

RAIL

The Gautrain resumed the airport service on 1 June 2020.

PRASA’s Metrorail commuter service readiness has been revised, with 1 July 2020 being the new target date for resumption of service on the following lines:

  • Pretoria to Pienaarspoort;
  • Cape Town to Simonstown;
  • East London to Berlin; and
  • Port Elizabeth to Uitenhage.

 

Long-distance trains remain prohibited.

 

For information about domestic flights, please click here.

For information about travelling between provinces, metro areas and districts, and hotspots, please click here.

 

This information is as reflected on the National Government’s Travel Information webpage, available here.

 

 

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