Lockdown Level 3

Home » Lockdown » Lockdown Level 3

Alert Level 3

Moderate Restrictions. As infection rates decrease to a moderate spread, and South Africa’s health sector is in a moderate state of readiness, there will be a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, with a movement to Alert Level 3.   

South Africa is currently under Adjusted Alert Level 2.

We have developed a range of toolkits for each level of lockdown to assist you as a business.

What are the rules related to gatherings under Adjusted Alert Level 3?


What are the rules related to gatherings under Adjusted Alert Level 3? Gatherings Every person attending a gathering must: Wear a face mask; Adhere to all health protocols; Maintain a distance of at least one and half metres from...

What are the curfew hours and closing times under Adjusted Alert Level 3?


What are the curfew hours and closing times under Adjusted Alert Level 3? The curfew and closing hours are the same across the country. There is a curfew from 00h00 to 04h00, during which time everybody needs to be at their place of residence....

May I be outside my home during curfew for work purposes?


AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK DURING ALERT LEVEL 1 IN SOUTH AFRICA? Yes, you are. According to the 28 February 2021  Level 1 Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between  00h00...

Is the transportation of alcohol permitted?


Is the transportation of alcohol permitted? Yes   Click here to access the latest Disaster Management regulations and directions.  

WHICH BUSINESSES CAN OPERATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


WHICH BUSINESS CAN OPERATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3? Any business may operate except for those specifically excluded. Certain places and premises remain closed to the public. Specific Exclusions Night vigils. After-funeral gatherings...

May I leave my house during the curfew hours if I have an emergency?


May I leave my house during curfew hours if I have an emergency? Yes, you may. According to the Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between  12am and 4am if you are attending to a security or medical...

What are the rules for hotspot areas under Adjusted Alert Level 3?


What are the rules for hotspot areas under Adjusted Alert Level 3? As of 1 February 2021, Adjusted Alert Level 3 no longer sets differentiated restrictions for hotspot areas.  

WHAT IF I NEED TO TRAVEL THROUGH A LAND BORDER POST FOR AN EMERGENCY UNDER ADJUSTED ALERT LEVEL 3?


WHAT IF I NEED TO TRAVEL THROUGH A LAND BORDER POST FOR AN EMERGENCY UNDER ADJUSTED ALERT LEVEL 3? As of 11 January 2021, all South Africa’s land ports of entry are closed. These border posts will remain closed until 15 February...

WHAT ARE THE RULES RELATED TO THE CLOSURE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S LAND BORDERS UNDER ADJUSTED ALERT LEVEL 3?


What are the rules related to the closure of South Africa's land borders under the Adjusted Alert Level 3? As of 11 January 2021, all South Africa’s land ports of entry are closed. These border posts will remain closed until 15 February...

What are the hotspot areas in South Africa?


What are the hotspots areas in South Africa? On 29 December 2020, the following areas were identified as hotspot areas.   Western Cape City of Cape Town Garden Route West Coast Cape Winelands Central Karoo ...

What are the rules related to the wearing of masks under Adjusted Alert Level 3?


What are the rules related to the wearing of masks under Adjusted Alert Level 3?   Wearing a face mask (cloth face mask or homemade item that covers the nose and mouth), is mandatory for every person when in a public place. Any person...

Are there domestic or international flights during the lockdown?


Are there domestic or international flights during the lockdown? Yes, there are. For any travel-related information, please click here.  

Can I apply for a special or events liquor licence under Alert Level 3?


Can I apply for a special or events liquor licence under Alert Level 3?   No, according to the Adjusted Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Regulations, no special or events liquor licenses may be considered for approval for the duration...

I am a South African, can I travel outside the country, at present?


Yes. For travel related information, please click here and here.

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


What are the rules related to public transport under Alert Level 3?   Under the Adjusted Alert Level 3, bus and taxi services – may not carry more than 70 percent of the licensed capacity for long distance travel (200km or more);...

What is the protocol for a foreign traveller who is in South Africa at present?


If you are a traveller in South Africa at present, what is the protocol? For any travel related information, please click here.

What is the Tourism Product Development Fund Western Cape?


WHAT IS THE TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FUND WESTERN CAPE?   This is a fund established by the Western Cape Government to support the development of new tourism products and experiences, or the upgrading of existing tourism products and...

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED IF I AM RETURNING TO WORK UNDER LEVEL 3?


Published: July 13, 2020 WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED IF I AM RETURNING TO WORK UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3? To return to work under Alert Level 3 you do not require a permit unless you are travelling between provinces, or need to be outside your...

What self-regulating guidelines has the tourism industry developed to operate under Alert Level 3 and 2?


What self-regulating guidelines has the tourism industry developed to operate under Alert Level 3 and 2?   The South African tourism industry has developed comprehensive protocols for the operation of all types of tourism businesses and...

Is the government offering any customs rebates or VAT exemptions on critical import supplies to importers? What is the process to apply for an import permit and rebate?


IMPORTANT UPDATE: All rebate certificates issued by ITAC under Rebate Item 412.11 of the Fourth Schedule to the Customs and Excise Act, expired at midnight on 31 May 2020. ITAC will not be issuing new certificates after 31 May 2020. Yes, the...

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?


What is the difference between quarantine and isolation for COVID-19 safety protocols? Isolation is for those who are already sick and/or have tested positive for COVID-19 but don’t require hospital admission for medical care. Quarantine is...

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.


In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services