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High restrictions. On 1 May 2020, there was an easing of COVID-19 Lockdown as the country moved into Alert Level 4. South Africa will be in Alert Level 4 when there is a moderate to high virus spread with low to moderate readiness in the health sector. 

 

The Western Cape is currently at Alert Level 1.

 

It is a requirement for all companies to provide every employee with a minimum of two fabric face-masks, free of charge. To find a list of suppliers of manufacturers of PPEs in the Western Cape, please click here.

 

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

 

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO OPERATE A PERMITTED BUSINESS?


THIS ONLY APPLIES TO LEVEL 4.  TO UNDERSTAND WHAT DOCUMENTATION YOU NEED TO RETURN TO WORK UNDER LEVEL 3, PLEASE CLICK HERE. What documentation do I need to operate a permitted business during lockdown? Depending on your business, you will...

WHAT MITIGATION MEASURES NEED TO BE PUT IN PLACE FOR FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION UNDER ALERT 4?


If you wish to start film and television production under Alert Level 4, the following mitigation measures must be put into place.   The resumption of film and television productions means the resumption of jobs across the production...

What goods are listed as essential goods for import under Alert Level 4?


The following goods are listed as essential goods for import under Alert Level 4   Essential Goods for Import   Food products, including non -alcoholic beverages and animal feed. Sanitary pads, sanitary tampons,...

WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO BE AWARE OF IF I AM REOPENING MY BUSINESS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


All businesses that are permitted to operate under Alert Level 4 need to be aware of the following:   GENERAL MEASURES Everybody needs to wear a cloth face mask when in a public place or have their nose and mouth covered with a...

WHAT ACCOMMODATION SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


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...

Do I need a CIPC Certificate to operate as an accommodation offering for essential and permitted services workers?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here   No, you don't. What you need is permission to operate from the National Department of Tourism during Alert...

What happens if I am travelling for an emergency and need to find accommodation?


If you need to travel during Alert Level 4, the best solution would be to find an accommodation offering in the area that has permission to operate from the National Department of Tourism. What if there is no establishment in the area I need to...

If I have essential and permitted services workers in my accommodation and have had for a while, do I need to apply to the National Department of Tourism (NDT) for permission to operate?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here. Yes you need to apply to the National Department of Tourism for permission during Alert Level 4 It would indeed be...

WHAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following public transport services are permitted under transport, storage and communication services:     Public rail, minibus taxi and bus services will resume at Alert Levels and on terms as will be set out in Directions, based...

WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN THE MINING AND QUARRYING SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following mining and quarrying business activities within the sector are permitted unless otherwise specified:   Coal production for Eskom scaling up to full employment Open-cast mining scaling up to a baseline of 50% and...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ELECTRICITY, GAS AND WATER SUPPLY UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


According to the Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020:   All electricity, gas and water supply business activities are permitted services.   In addition, electricity (including vital demand management...

IS PRIVATE SECURITY AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Yes. Private security services are permitted.   Workplace Safety 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...

WHAT SOCIAL WORK SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following social work services are permitted under Health, Social, and Personal Services:    All social work, counselling, services supporting gender-based violence, care and relief activities   Additionally, the...

ARE RECYCLING AND WASTE REMOVAL SERVICES PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following recycling and waste removal business services are permitted under Health, Social, and Personal Services:  Recycling of glass, paper, plastic, metal, tyres and such others as determined by directions, are permitted at 50%...

WHAT ANIMAL, WILDLIFE AND PET CARE SERVICES ARE LISTED AS ESSENTIAL AND PERMITTED SERVICES UNDER LEVEL 4?


The following services are permitted under Health, Social and Personal Services:  Veterinary services Animal care Wildlife management Anti-poaching Cleaning, sanitation, pest control, sewage, waste and refuse removal...

WHAT MEDICAL AND HEALTH RELATED SERVICES ARE LISTED AS ESSENTIAL AND PERMITTED SERVICES UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following services are permitted under Health, Social and Personal Services:  Medical and veterinary services Cleaning and sanitation services Mortuary services Other public services: disaster management services, military...

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND OTHER ARMS OF THE STATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


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,...

WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYMENT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following activities within private household employment are permitted unless otherwise specified: Live-in staff, and staff providing care to the: sick, mentally ill, elderly, people with disabilities, and ...

WHAT SUPPLY CHAINS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following business activities within supply chains are permitted unless otherwise specified: Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery and critical maintenance and repair of goods and services (including...

WHAT EMERGENCY REPAIR AND RECOVERY SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Does your business offer repair and related emergency services listed here? The following business activities are permitted under repair and related emergency services unless otherwise specified: Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services ...

WHAT TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SERVICES ARE ALLOWED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following business activities within the transport and logistic sector are permitted unless otherwise specified: (excluding public transport) Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to other countries...

CAN RESTAURANTS OPEN UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Yes, restaurants are allowed to operate, but only for food delivery services and only between 09H00 and 19H00; restaurant deliveries are subject to restrictions on movement (no sit-down or pick-up allowed).   In addition, the...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following business activities within the financial and business services sector are permitted unless otherwise specified: Employees in this sector should work from home where possible. Essential financial services may operate, subject...

WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If my business operates within the information and communication services, which business activities are permitted? All telecommunication services and infrastructure. Information and Communication Technology services for all private and...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Does wholesale and the retail trade sector include Spaza Shops and Informal Traders? Yes, it does. In addition, directions may permit the incremental expansion of e-commerce.*   What business activities within this sector are...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED SERVICES (INCLUDING TRADE PERSONS) SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If your business operates within the construction sector, the following business activities within the sector are permitted unless otherwise specified: Civil engineering for public works projects (including water, energy, sanitation) ...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If your business operates within the manufacturing sector, the following business activities within the sector are permitted unless otherwise specified:  Manufacture of wholesale and retail products permitted to be sold under Alert Level...

WHAT SERVICES AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED UNDER AGRICULTURE, HUNTING, FORESTRY AND FISHING UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If your business operates within the agriculture, hunting, forestry and/or fishing sector, the following business activities are permitted, unless otherwise specified:   All agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, beekeeping,...

Can my business operate during Alert Level 4?


Do you want to know if your business can operate during Alert Level 4, and what it means?   Follow these three easy steps: Select which sector your business operates in, from the list below. Read what business activities within...

What is listed as an essential service during Level 4?


To find out what services are permitted under Alert Level 4, please click here for an update.

Can my company export wine during Level 4?


During Level 4, which commences on 1 May 2020, the export of all agricultural products, including wine, is permitted. The transportation of liquor for export purposes is also permitted under Level 4. This is set out in the Disaster Management...

Can I leave my house to go to work during level 4?


Anybody that is able to work from home during Alert Level 4 should do so. Anybody that falls under the below list in this table, of industries and activities, can work outside the home and can travel to and from work under Alert Level...

What goods may be exported under level 4 of lockdown?


Under Level 4, commencing on 1 May 2020, the following goods may be exported: Agricultural, agro-processed, forestry and fishing products (including wine and other alcoholic beverages as mentioned by Min Dlamini-Zuma in her speech on 29...

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE SCHOOL CLOSURES?


In a presentation to national parliament on 29 April 2020, the Department of Basic Education made a presentation with tentative dates for the reopening of schools across the country. These dates were not definite.

IF MY BUSINESS IS PERFORMING AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE, WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED FOR MY STAFF TO CONTINUE WORKING?


If your business is performing and essential service, what documentation does your staff need to continue working? Anybody that is permitted to work outside their home under Alert Level 4 must carry a "Permit to Perform an Essential or...

I have an accommodation establishment with guests, may my staff come in during lockdown?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here.   According to the Disaster Management Act Regulations (“Lockdown Regulations”) published on 25 March...

Can I move between provinces?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here.   The Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020, regulating Alert Level 4, state the...

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