On Sunday, 11 July 2021, the President extended the Covid-19 adjusted Alert Level 4 for another 14 days.

The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:-

  • all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious, political, cultural and social gatherings are prohibited;
  • travel in or out of Gauteng is not permitted for leisure purposes;
  • funerals may only be attended by a maximum of 50 people and night vigils are not permitted;
  • public recreational spaces such as parks, dams and beaches will remain open, subject to the rules of mask-wearing and social distancing;
  • business premises must determine the maximum number of employees permitted on the premises to accommodate a 1.5 meter distance between employees;
  • curfew remains at between 21:00 and 04:00;
  • both the on- and off-site sale of alcohol is prohibited;
  • non-essential businesses including, restaurants and shops, must close by 20:00; however, sit-down service in restaurants is now permitted to a maximum of 50 people or 50% capacity for smaller venues;
  • gyms and fitness centers may open subject to a maximum of 50 people or 50% capacity for smaller venues;
  • agricultural livestock and game auctions will be allowed subject to social distancing;
  • all schools to remain closed until 26 July 2021; and
  • every person is compelled to wear a mask in a public space. It is a criminal offence, punishable by a fine or imprisonment, not to do so.

The UIF-TERS scheme will be extended to industries affected by current lockdown regulations. Details are yet to be published.

All business licenses and permits that expired between March 2020 and June 2021 will remain valid until 31 December 2022.

New business licenses or permits issued from 1 July 2021 will be valid until 31 December 2022, and no license fee will be payable.

We will keep members abreast of further developments.

Contact our 24-hour helpline for any questions: 082 656 4957 | info@cofesa.co.za