President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement last night that South Africa would move to Adjusted Alert Level 1 has given us the oxygen we need to resume financially viable trading.
The announced changes come at a time when green shoots are being seen with the reopening of South Africa to many of our key international source markets along with the promise of South Africa being lifted from the UK’s red list imminently.
Among the changes affecting operations in the hospitality sector announced last night were:
- The hours of curfew will change from midnight to 4am
- Closing time for establishments is 23h00
- he maximum number of people permitted to gather indoors will increase to 750 and outdoors to 2,000, or 50% of the capacity of the venue if it is too small to accommodate these numbers
- The sale of alcohol will be permitted according to normal licence provisions. No alcohol may be sold after 11pm.
The President also announced that Vuma Vaccination weekends are being rolled out to increase the level of vaccinations in the country.
While we support your own freedom of choice to choose whether or not you wish to be vaccinated, our international travellers cite vaccination levels in the destination as a key criteria for deciding whether to travel to South Africa.
To view President Ramaphosa’s speech, click here.
To view the Adjusted Level 1 Gazette, click here