Alert level 2

Alert level 2

Physical distancing and restrictions on leisure and social activities to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

Draft Risk Adjustment Strategy

The following information is from the draft Risk Adjusment Strategy and will only be finalised at a later date.

Level Two: Permitted Retail and Service Operations; and Personal Movement

All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks, as determined by the National Department of Health

People may travel to perform and acquire services only where such services cannot be provided from the safety of one’s home

A reference to a permitted level of employment must take into account the necessary social distancing guidelines as per the National Department of Health

In the document, when moving between levels, the green text means additions or changes from the prior level. For example, Level 4 adds forestry, logging and related services to Agriculture. It is now market in green in Level 4

A. Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing:
1. All agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing and related services permitted

B. Electricity, gas and water supply:
1. All electricity, gas and water supply

C. Manufacturing:
1. All manufacturing scaling up towards 100% employment

D. Construction and related services (inc. tradespeople):
1. Civil engineering for public works projects (including water, energy, sanitation);
2. Critical public works construction;
3. Road and bridge projects;
4. Other public works civil engineering projects; and
5. Commercial building projects;
6. Private residential projects; and
7. Critical maintenance and repairs

E. Wholesale and retail trade, covering stores, spaza shops, eCommerce and informal traders:
1. All retail permitted, subject to directions

F. Information and communication services:
1. All telecommunication services and infrastructure;
2. Information and Communication Technology services for all private and business customers;
3. Postal services and courier services (i.e. eCommerce) related to transport of retail goods, subject to directions

G. Media and entertainment services:
1. Online services;
2. Productions for local broadcast; and live streaming in support of COVID-19 subject to directions; and
3. Newspapers and broadcasting

H. Financial and business services:
1. Employees should work from home where possible;
2. Call centres, for local and all international markets, may operate subject to directions issues by the relevant cabinet members;
3. Essential financial services may operate subject to directions issues by the relevant cabinet member;
4. All real estate activities permitted;
5. Private security services may operate;
6. Implementation of payroll systems
7. Rental of motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, and of personal and household goods to support other Level Two services
8. Other professional services may operate only where work-from-home is not possible, and only to support other Level Two services

I. Accommodation and food service activities:
1. Accommodation permitted for quarantine, essential services
2. Permitted for business travel, except conferences
3. Restaurants permitted, only for take-away and delivery

J. Transport, storage and communication services:
1. Limited domestic air travel, with a restriction on the number of flights per day and authorisation based on the reason for travel and for business travel and subject to the ports of entry arrangements
2. Ocean transport permitted only for the shipment of cargo;
3. Public rail, minibus taxi and bus services will resume at levels and on terms as will be set out in Directions, based on the progressive increase in commuter numbers during the various phases;
4. E-hailing services subject to restrictions on capacity and times, and for permitted activities only;
5. Transport and logistics in respect of specified cargo, and permitted retail goods to neighbouring countries, which shall include all goods imported via SA ports of entry, for re-export to neighbouring countries;
6. Essential imported goods will be prioritised through ports of entry and for transport and handling to final users. Directions will be issued in respect of other goods

K. Mining and quarrying:
1. All mining scaling up towards 100% employment

L. Repair and related emergency services:
1. Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services
2. All repair work, including plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, glaziers, roof repair work
3. All automobile repairs

M. Supply Chains:
1. Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair in relation to the rendering of permitted services including components and equipment;
2. All workplaces or premises must have care and maintenance that is essential to the prevention of the destruction or significant impairment of working areas, plant, machinery or inventory, or to permit orderly wind down arrangements, on such conditions as may be issued by means of directions by the relevant cabinet members

N. Private households employment:
1. All private household employment permitted

O. Public administration, government services and other arms of the state:
1. Only essential government and administration services may operate, including:
a) Disaster management services;
b) Licensing, permitting and deeds offices, marriage certificates, birth and death certificates, and new and replacement identification documents;
c) Any other service designated by the Executive Authority, HODs,Heads of Courts, and Heads of other Chapter 9 Institutions
d) Essential municipal services;
e) Services related to the essential functioning of courts;
f) Essential SARS services defined by the Commissioner of SARS;
g) Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services;
h) Services rendered by the Executive, members of Parliament, Members of the Provincial Legislature, Members of Local Councils, the Judiciary, traditional leaders and National Office Bearers of Political Parties represented in Parliament;
i) Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission, Gender Commission, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector and the Independent Electoral Commission

P. Health, social and personal services:
1. Medical and veterinary services permitted;
2. Cleaning, sanitation, pest control, sewerage, waste and refuse removal services;
3. Recycling of glass, paper & metal inc informal recyclers permitted at full capacity;
4. Laundry and dry-cleaning services permitted;
5. All Social work, counselling, care and relief activities permitted
6. Wildlife Management, Antipoaching, Animal Care and Veterinary services;
7. Funeral and cremation services, including mortuaries services and the transportation of mortal remains;
8. Trade union essential staff for workers covered by Level Two, subject to Directions

Q. Education services:
1. Permitted on dates and schedule set out separately

R. Personal Movement:
1. Interprovincial travel is permitted
2. Stay at home, other than essential travel for work and to purchase goods.
3. Mandatory use of cloth masks (including home-made ones to cover nose and mask) and ensure hand hygiene when in public and at workplace.
4. Emergencies for medical reasons.
5. Those who have an exemption to travel for funerals
6. South Africans returning home and foreign nationals leaving South Africa
7. Elderly and persons with co-morbidities are encouraged to self-isolate and only leave home for exceptional reasons.
8. Social distancing (2m away from other persons) to be applied in public when, shopping, visiting health facilities (pharmacies, clinics etc),
9. Walking, jogging and cycling permitted
10. Social distancing when using public and private transport, as per transport guidelines
11. All public gatherings are prohibited.
12. Stores to ensure that there is temperature screening of patrons, hand sanitisers available and measures to facilitate social distancing. Where the number of customers cannot be accommodated at once then measures such a ticket system and time limits per customer should be implemented instead of the physical queuing of customers.
13. Curfews will be implemented between 8pm and 5am