Lockdown extended, schools stay closed

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his national address on Sunday July 11 that the level 4 lockdown would be extended, saying that South Africa’s health system was still under pressure.

“Government has decided to keep South Africa’s prohibition on alcohol sales in place. All religious, social, political, and cultural gatherings also remain banned. Schools will remain closed until July 26.”

There was some relief for restaurants and gyms, which will be allowed to reopen with strict limits on the number of people allowed in their venues.

These updated regulations will be applicable until July 25, at which time they will be reviewed.

It remains a criminal offence to not wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while you are in a public place, with certain exceptions.

Failing to comply with an instruction from an enforcement officer to wear a mask may result in a fine and/or imprisonment of up to six months.

Everyone is still confined to their homes from 21:00 until 04:00 unless they are performing an essential service as determined by a cabinet minister, have a permit, or are attending to a security or medical emergency.

If you have arrived on a late flight and must travel from the airport during the hours of curfew, you will be allowed to do so provided that you have a valid boarding pass or a copy of the airline ticket.

The closing time for the establishments like restaurants is at 20:00 to allow staff and patrons to get home before the start of the curfew.

The following places are closed to the public: Flea markets, fêtes and bazaars, night clubs, casinos, taverns, shebeens, conferencing, exhibitions, and entertainment facilities, theatres and cinemas, museums, libraries, archives and galleries.

Visits to old age homes and care facilities remain prohibited.

Leisure travel into or out of Gauteng is still restricted. Travel for work purposes, to deliver goods and services, to attend funerals, and to return home is permitted with the proper permits.