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Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert level 1

Alert level 1

The National State of Disaster has been lifted as from 5 April 2022.

Current regulations in place under National Health Act as published on 4 May 2022.

See transitional measures in place after lifting of National State of Disaster from 4 April to 3 May 2022.

 

Adjusted alert level 1 was in place from 1 October 2021 to 4 April 2022. 

Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Alert level 1 during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

The following is an extraction from the gazetted adjusted Alert Level 1 regulations (Gazette 45253, 30 September 2021) and as amended by Gazette 45297, 11 October 2021Gazette 45697 of 21 December 2021Gazette 45715 of 30 December 2021Gazette 43855 of 1 February 2022Gazette 45922 of 15 February 2022 and Gazette 46078 of 22 March 2022.)

General measures to contain the spread of COVID-19
Refusal of treatment and isolation
Isolation of persons
Shelters and sites identified by the State during national state of disaster
Notification by municipalities
Movement of persons
Opening and closure of schools, early childhood development centres and institutions of higher education
Mandatory protocols when in a public place
Funerals
Evictions
Rental housing
Gatherings
Places and premises closed to public
Initiation
Controlled visits
Partial re-opening of borders
Transportation of cargo
Public transport
Liquor
Compliance officers
Operation of economic sector
Offences and penalties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

5. (1) A person must wear a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth when in a public place. or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth

(2) No person will be allowed to use any form of public transport, or enter a building, place or premises, if they do not wear a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth when in a public place, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.

(3) An employer must provide every employee who may come into direct contact with members of the public as part of their duties with a cloth face mask to cover his or her nose and mouth or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth when in a public place. or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.

(4) Every business premises, including, but not limited to a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall-
(a) determine their area of floor space in square metres;
(b) based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises at any time with adequate space available;
(c) take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other;
(d) provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and
(e) assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person, as the compliance employee, who must ensure-
(i) compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and
(ii) that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.

(5) All employers must adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including-
(a) enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;
(b) the provision for adequate space;
(c) restrictions on face to face meetings;
(d) special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or 
with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19;
(e) special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.

(6) The requirements as set out in subregulation (4) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (4).

(7) All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimized personal contact during delivery.

Refusal of treatment and isolation (as updated on 15 February 2022)

6. (1) (a) Any person who is a laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 case and is symptomatic, must immediately seek treatment.
(b) A person who is a laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 case and who is symptomatic must-
(i) self-isolate; or
(ii) be admitted to a health establishment for isolation, if he or she cannot selfisolate, for a period of 7 days in accordance with the requirements of self-isolation, or isolation, unless a longer period is recommended by a medical practitioner in order to prevent transmission.
(c) If a person does not comply with the instruction or order of an enforcement officer that he or she must self-isolate, or isolate, he or she must be placed in isolation at a health facility for a period not exceeding 48 hours, pending a warrant being issued by a competent Court, on application by an enforcement officer for the purposes of isolation.

(2) A warrant contemplated in subregulation (1 )(c) may be issued by a magistrate, if it appears from information on oath or affirmation by an enforcement officer that a person is a laboratory confirmed positive COVI D-19 case and is symptomatic.

(3) The warrant may impose restrictions on the powers of the enforcement officer as the magistrate may deem fit.

(4) A warrant issued in terms of this regulation remains in force until-
(a) it is executed;
(b) it is rescinded by a competent court; or
(c) the purpose for the issuing of the warrant has lapsed, whichever occurs first.

Isolation of persons (as updated on 1 February 2022)

7. 1) Any person who is a confirmed laboratory positive COVID-19 case and is asymptomatic is not required to isolate.

(2) Any person who is a confirmed laboratory positive COVID-19 case and is symptomatic must isolate him/herself for a period of 7 days, unless a longer period is recommended by a medical practitioner.

(3) Any person who is a confirmed laboratory positive COVID-19 case and is symptomatic must comply with-
(a) an oral instruction of, or a written direction, issued by a medical practitioner, a person authorised by the medical practitioner, a nurse or an enforcement officer to subject himself or herself to isolation at a health facility in order to contain the transmission of COVID-19; or
(b) the requirements of self-isolation in order to contain the transmission of COVID-19.

(4) If a person refuses to isolate himself or herself as instructed or directed, a magistrate in whose jurisdiction such a person is, must make an order as contemplated in Form 1 of Annexure A, to compel such a person to isolate himself or herself.

Shelters and sites identified by the State during national state of disaster (as updated on 1 February 2022)

10. (1) The State shall identify temporary shelters for homeless people that comply with the necessary health protocols and adequate spacing standards as provided for in guidelines published by the Director General of Health.

(2) The provision of the State's resources contemplated in subregulation (1) shall be for the duration of the national state of disaster, and the use thereof will be subject to conditions determined by the Cabinet member responsible for such resources.

Notification by district municipalities

65A. All district municipalities must, after consultation with its local municipalities in its area-
(a) alert communities within that district of the increasing number of infections;
(b) publish on their websites and in the local media, areas with high infection rates within the district; and
(c) update the information as and when it becomes available.

Movement of persons

66. The curfew will be lifted. There will therefore be no restrictions on the hours of movement of people.

Opening and closure of schools, early childhood development centres and institutions of higher education (as updated on 1 February 2022)

66A. (1) The Cabinet member responsible for basic education may, by directions contemplated in regulation 4(3), further announce measures related to the management and reduction of risk at schools in the basic education sector. in order to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

(2) The Cabinet member responsible for higher education may by directions contemplated in regulation 4(3), further announce measures related to the management and reduction of risk at institutions in the higher education sector, to address, prnvent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

(3) Early childhood development centres will remain open.

(4) (a) No social distancing measures will apply in the basic education sector.
(b) Strict adherence to all health protocols including the wearing of face masks. the washing of hands and hand sanitisation must be observed.

Mandatory protocols when in a public place (as updated on 22 March 2022)

67. (1) For the purposes of these Regulations. a 'face mask' means a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.

(2) The wearing of a face mask is mandatory for every person when in an indoor public place, excluding a child under the age of six years, and any person who fails to comply with a verbal instruction by an enforcement officer to wear a face mask, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(3) A person not wearing a face mask will not be allowed to-
(a) use, operate, perform any service on any form of public transport; or
(b) enter or be in a building, place or premises, including government buildings, places or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services.

(4) (a) All persons in an open public space need not wear a mask but must maintain a distance of at least one metre from another person.
(b) The school environment is excluded from the requirement of maintaining a distance of at least one metre from another person.

(5) An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a face mask while performing his or her duties.

(6) Every business premises, including, but not limited to, a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall -
(a) determine their area of floor space in square metres;
(b) based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises at any time with adequate space available, on the basis of providing for a social distance of one metre between persons;
(c) take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one metre from each other;

(d) provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and
(e) assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person, as the compliance employee, who must ensure-
(i) compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and
(ii) that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.

(7) Any business whose premises exceeds the maximum number of customers and employees determined in subregulation (6) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(8) All employers must. adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including-
(a) enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;
(b) the provision for adequate space;
(c) restrictions on face to face meetings;
(d) special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19, and
(e) special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.

(9) The requirements as set out in subregulation (6) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (6).

(10) All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimal personal contact during delivery.

(11) All banks as defined in the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990) and financial institutions as defined in the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (Act No. 9 of 2017), must-
(a) (i) ensure that all automated teller machines located at their premises and branches that bears the name of that bank or a non-bank financial institution, have hand sanitisers for use by the public at each automated teller machine;
(ii) take reasonable steps to ensure that persons queuing at the automated teller machine on their premises and branches maintain a distance of one metre from each other; and
(b) take reasonable steps to ensure implementation of these provisions by third parties hosting automated teller machines of a bank or non-bank financial institution through appropriate agreements.

Attendance of funerals and cremations (as updated on 22 March 2022)

68. (1) Attendance of a funeral and cremation is limited to 200 persons or less and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one metre from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols.

(2) Night vigils are not allowed.

(3) After-funeral and cremation gatherings, including "aftertears" gatherings, are not allowed.

(4) During a funeral and cremation, a person must wear a face mask and adhere to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

(5) The duration of a funeral or cremation service is restricted to a maximum of two hours.

Gatherings (as updated on 22 March 2022)

69. (1) All gatherings, including faith-based or religious, social, political and cultural, gatherings at restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns; gatherings at conferencing, exhibitions, dining, gyms, fitness centres, casinos and entertainment, facilities, gatherings at venues hosting auctions including agricultural auctions, sporting activities, including both professional and non-professional matches, by recognised sporting bodies, where persons who are-
(a) fully vaccinated and in possession of a valid vaccination certificate; or
(b) unvaccinated but in possession of a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of the gathering, are allowed at up to 50% of the capacity of the venue: Provided that entry to the venue is conditional upon production of a valid certificate as referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) and subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

(2) All gatherings, including faith-based or religious, social, political and cultural, gatherings at restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns; gatherings at conferencing, exhibitions, dining, gyms, fitness centres, casinos and entertainment facilities, gatherings at venues hosting auctions including agricultural auctions, sporting activities, including both professional and non-professional matches, by recognised sporting bodies, where persons who are-
(a) not fully vaccinated or in possession of a valid vaccination certificate; or
(b) unvaccinated and not in possession of a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of the gathering, are allowed but limited to 1000 persons or less for indoor venues and 2000 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one metre from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

(3) An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held must display the certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.

(4) An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held and who fails to display the certificate of occupancy as contemplated in subregulation (3), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(5) A convener of a gathering who fails to comply with subregulation (1) or (2), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(6) Gatherings at a workplace for work purposes are allowed, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

(7) Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons wearing face masks and observing a distance of at least one metre from each other when in common spaces.

Eviction and demolition of places of residence

70. (1) A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition.

(2) A competent court may suspend or stay an order for eviction or demolition contemplated in subregulation (1) until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster unless the court is of the opinion that it is not just or equitable to suspend or stay the order having regard, in addition to any other relevant consideration, to-
(a) the need, in the public interest for all persons to have access to a place of residence and basic services to protect their health and the health of others and to avoid unnecessary movement and gathering with other persons;
(b) any restrictions on movement or other relevant restrictions in place at the relevant time in terms of these Regulations;
(c) the impact of the disaster on the parties;
(d) the prejudice to any party of a delay in executing the order and whether such prejudice outweighs the prejudice of the persons who will be subject to the order;
(e) whether any affected person has been prejudiced in their ability to access legal services as a result of the disaster;
(f) whether affected persons will have immediate access to an alternative place of residence and basic services;
(g) whether adequate measures are in place to protect the health of any person in the process of a relocation;
(h) whether any occupier is causing harm to others or there is a threat to life; and 
(i) whether the party applying for such an order has taken reasonable steps in good faith, to make alternative arrangements with all affected persons, including but not limited to payment arrangements that would preclude the need for any relocation during the national state of disaster.

(3) A court hearing an application to authorise an eviction or demolition may. where appropriate and in addition to any other report that is required by law, request a report from the responsible member of the executive regarding the availability of emergency accommodation or quarantine or isolation facilities pursuant to these Regulations.

Rental housing 

71. (1) During the national state of disaster, the Rental Housing Tribunals established under the Rental Housing Act, 1999 (Act No. 50 of 1999) -
(a) must determine fair procedures for the urgent hearing of disputes; or
(b) may grant an urgent ex parte spoliation order including to restore the occupation of a dwelling or access to services provided that an affected party may, on 24 hours' notice, require that a hearing be promptly convened.

(2) During the national state of disaster and without derogating from the protections afforded by the Rental Housing Act, 1999 or any provincial unfair practice regulation in place or the duty to consider the interests of both the landlord and tenant on a just and equitable basis, the following conduct is presumed to be an unfair practice for purposes of the Act:
(a) The termination of services in circumstances where -
(i) the landlord has failed to provide reasonable notice and an opportunity to make representations:
(ii) the landlord has failed, reasonably and in good faith, to make the necessary arrangements including to reach an agreement regarding alternative payment arrangements, where applicable; or
(iii) no provision has been made for the ongoing provision of basic services during the national state of disaster.
(b) The imposition of any penalty for the late payment of rental where the default is caused by the disaster, whether or not the penalty takes the form of an administrative charge or any other form other than interest.
(c) The failure of a landlord or tenant to engage reasonably and in good faith to make arrangements to cater for the exigencies of the disaster.
(d) Any other conduct prejudicing the ongoing occupancy of a place of residence; prejudicing the health of any person or prejudicing the ability of any person to comply with the applicable restrictions on movement that is unreasonable or oppressive having regard to the prevailing circumstances.

(3) Where the protections afforded by any Unfair Practice Regulations in force in any province are greater than those provided in this regulation, the provisions of the provincial Unfair Practice Regulations shall apply.

(4) The Cabinet member responsible for human settlements must, after consulting with the Rental Housing Tribunals, issue directions disseminating information about the manner in which the Tribunals will conduct their proceedings during the national state of disaster including, but not limited to-
(a) the manner in which Tribunals will facilitate expeditious access to any aggrieved person; and
(b) the convening of remote hearings or the convening of hearings at any suitable place.

Places and premises closed to the public

72. (1) Night clubs are closed to the public.

(2) An owner or manager of a nightclub must ensure compliance with subregulation (1).

(3) An owner or manager of a night club who fails to comply with subregulation (2), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(4) The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by directions, determine a place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk of any members of the public being exposed to COVID-19 at such a place or premises.

Initiation practices

73. (1) Initiation practices are permitted, subject to the submission of a risk adjusted plan for the conducting of initiation practices to the relevant Cabinet members by the provincial executive responsible for traditional affairs and strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.

(2) Post-initiation celebrations ("imigidl') are permitted.

(3) The National House of Traditional Leaders and provincial houses of traditional leaders must take steps to ensure that traditional leaders are aware of the content of this regulation.

(4) Failure to adhere to these regulations and any directions that are issued in respect of initiation schools will result in the closure of initiation schools by the relevant authorities.

Controlled visits by members of the public

74. (1) All visits by members of the public to-
(a) correctional centres;
(b) remand detention facilities;
(c) police holding cells;
(d) military detention facilities;
(e) health establishments and facilities, except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols; and
(f) older persons' residential facilities,
are permitted to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member.

(2) The Independent Electoral Commission will be allowed to visit the institutions referred to in subregulation (1), where required for the purposes of voter registration, or special voting, to the extent and in the manner set out in Directions by the relevant Cabinet member.

Partial re-opening of borders (as updated on 22 March 2022)

75. (1)(a) The 21 land borders which are fully operational will remain as such and the 32 land borders which were closed will remain closed except for the Telle Bridge Port of Entry which will reopen on the commencement of this amendment to the Regulations.
(b) The Cabinet member responsible for Home Affairs may, from the date of commencement of this amendment to the Regulations, issue directions regarding the opening and closing of any further Ports of Entry. 

(2) Traveling to and from the Republic from neighbouring countries is allowed, subject to subregulation (3): Provided that travellers who are-
(a) fully vaccinated must upon arrival at the land border, produce, a valid vaccination certificate; and
(b) unvaccinated must upon arrival at the land border, provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

(3) Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic, are subject to compliance with protocols relating to-
(a) screening for COVID -19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;
(b) the wearing of a face mask;
(c) transportation; and
(d) sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

(4) (a) International air travel is restricted to the following airports-
(i) OR Tambo International Airport:
(ii) King Shaka International Airport;
(iii) Cape Town International Airport:
(iv) Lanseria International Airport; and
(y) Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
(b) Long-haul flight departures and landings at the airports listed in paragraph (a) are permitted during the hours of curfew as provided for in regulation 68(1).
(c) All international travellers arriving at the Ports of Entry listed in paragraph (a) who are-
(i) fully vaccinated must upon arrival at the Port of Entry, produce a valid vaccination certificate; and
(ii) unvaccinated must upon arrival at the Port of Entry, provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

(d) In the event of the traveller's failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, for a period of 10 days.
(e) Outbound travellers from South Africa must comply with the requirements of the country of destination.

(5) All commercial seaports will remain open and small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in-line with all health and border law enforcement protocols.

Transportation of cargo 

75A. (1) Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries and within the Republic, subject to national legislation and any directions issued in terms of subregulation (2), for the transportation of goods for export and for import.

(2) The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for transport and finance, issue directions that provide for the management, administration and prioritisation of exports or imports, taking into account the need to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with the destructive and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

(3) The Cabinet member responsible for transport may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, trade, industry and competition, health, justice and correctional services, finance and public enterprises, issue directions relating to health protocols applicable to sea cargo operations and air freight operation.

Public transport 

76. (1) For purposes of this regulation "long distance travel" is a trip of 200 km or more.

(2) The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of-
(a) domestic air travel;
(b) rail, bus services, taxi services;
(c) e-hailing services;
(d) private vehicles; and
(e) passenger ships, including cruise ships.

(3) Bus and taxi services -
(a) may not carry more than 70% of the licensed capacity for long distance travel; and
(b) may carry 100% of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel in terms of subregulation (1).

(4) A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public who is not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her.

(5) The directions to be issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport must set out the health protocols that must be adhered to and the steps to be followed for the limitation of the exposure of members of the public using public transport to COVID-19.

Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor (as updated on 30 December 2021)

Alcohol establishments that have licences to operate beyond 23h00 will revert back to full licence conditions.

77. (1) The sale of liquor for on- or off-site consumption is permitted during licensed trading hours, subject to the laws governing such licenses.

(2) The consumption of liquor in public places, except in licensed on-site consumption premises, is not permitted.

(3) The transportation of liquor is permitted.

(4) The sale and consumption of liquor in contravention of subregulations ( 1) and (2) is an offence.

Operation of economic sector

78. (1) Businesses may operate except for those set out in Table 3.

(2) Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to.

(3) Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation.

(4) (a) Firms must adhere to any sector-specific health protocols intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned.
(b) Sector-specific health protocols may address matters such as work rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements, special measures affecting persons with greater vulnerabilities or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing, protect employees or limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace.
(c) Sector-specific health protocols where these are still to be developed, must be developed and issued by Cabinet members responsible for a sector in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.

Compliance officers (as updated on 22 March 2022)

79. (1) Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must-
(a) designate a COVID-19 compliance officer who must oversee-
(i) the implementation of the plan referred to in paragraph (b); and
(ii) strict adherence to the standards of hygiene and health protocols relating to COVID-19 at the workplace;
(b) develop a plan containing measures to ensure that the workplace meets the standards of health protocols, adequate space for employees and social distancing measures for the public and service providers, as required; and
(c) retain a copy of the plan for inspection, which plan must also contain the details of the COVID-19 compliance officer.

(2) A person in control of a retail store or institution must- 
(a) take steps to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and that all directions in respect of health protocols and social distancing measures are strictly adhered to; and
(b) designate a compliance officer to ensure that safety controls are strictly adhered to and display the name of the compliance officer prominently in the store or institution in a visible area.

Offences and penalties

83. (1) For the duration of the national state of disaster, any person who hinders, interferes with. or obstructs an enforcement officer in the exercise of his or her powers, or the performance of his or her duties in terms of these Regulations, is guilty of an offence and, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) For the purposes of this Chapter, any person who fails to comply with or contravenes a provision of regulations 66(1) and (3), 67(2), (3) and (7), 76(3)(a), and 77(1) and (2) of these Regulations commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Table 4: Adjusted alert level 1 (as updated on 11 October 2021)

All persons who are able to work from home must do so. However. persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home. and to travel to and from work and for work purposes under Alert Level 1, subject to-
(a) strict compliance with health protocols and social distancing measures.
(b) the return to work being phased -in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready;
(c) the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection; and
(d) the work not being listed under the specific economic exclusions in this Table.

SPECIFIC EXCLUSIONS
1. NIght vigils
2. After-funeral and cremation gatherings including "after-tears" gatherings..
3. Night clubs.
4. The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 75(1).
5. Exclusions relating to public transport services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.
6. Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education. 

Form 1: ORDER FOR A PERSON TO GO TO A SITE OF ISOLATION, OR FOR A PERSON TO GO FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION (see Gazette)

Adjusted lert level 1 was in place from 1 March 2021 to 30 May 2021. 

Adjusted alert level 1 was in place from 1 October 2021 to 4 April 2022. 

Related links

Gazetted adjusted Alert Level 1 regulations (Gazette 44201 of 28 February 2021) as adjusted by Gazette 44367 of 30 March 2021 and Gazette 44485 of 22 April 2021.

Gazetted Alert Level 1 regulations (Gazette 43725 of 18 September 2020) as adapted by Gazette 43727 of 20 September 2020Gazette 43763 of 1 October 2020Gazette 43825 of 21 October 2020Gazette 43897 of 11 November 2020Gazette 43964 of 3 December 2020Gazette 43997 of 15 December 2020Gazette 44009 of 17 December 2020 and Gazette 44042 of 24 December 2020.