Lockdown to ease as of 1st May but to a few only


President Ramaphosa announced in his address that new lockdown regulations will come into effect as of 1st May.  Government realises that people need to get back to work and earn a living and that businesses need to open their doors.   President Ramaphosa also said that if South Africa opens its doors too quickly there is a high risk of the Covid-19 spreading.  When the full nationwide lockdown ends, South Africa will transition to a system of alert levels to ensure we can ease restrictions as safely as possible.  These levels will be reviewed based on the number of cases.

Going forward government will introduce a phasing process and as of 1st May we will move into phase 4 of lockdown whereby some industry sectors will be allowed to go back to work.  Those who are able to work from home must work from home.  The elderly must stay at home.  The rest of the public must stay at home and anybody who ventures out to shops and public places are now required to wear masks.

Here is a PDF document supplied by government to explain each level.


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