An announcement was made that from the 1st of October, South Africa would be under adjusted level 1 lockdown.
This means that unlike under level 2, there are a few changes which make restrictions a little less rigid and more accommodating.
The important things to note are :
The curfew has now been reduced, making curfew hours shorter and allowing people to be out for longer.
The new curfew rules entail the curfew time being between midnight and 4am.
The times that restaurants are able to operate has also been extended. It is required that restaurants and bars close by 11pm, aloowing workers to be home before midnight, which is the curfew time.
Previously the maximum number of people who were allowed to be present at a funeral was 50, this number has been increased to 100, allowing more family and friends to send their goodbyes.
Funerals have a time limit of two hours, meaning no funeral can happen for over 2 hours.
Any after funeral activities like after tears parties are not permitted. This is because such events are said to be super fast spreaders of covid 19.
3. Vaccine Rollout.
South Africa has started its vaccination rollout, and 16 million people have been vaccinated so far.
The president urged more people to receive the vaccine so that were are able to achieve herd immunity as a country.
Vaccination Certificates will also be introduced as a measure to have tangle proof to show that an individual has been vaccinated.
The move from level 1 lockdown was a shock to many people. Most assumed that it was a political move to allow different political parties to carry out their campaigns and manefesto's.
We have been on lockdown for a long time and it is a good thing that we are back on level 1 as it allows people to live more and remember what was once a nice, free and safe life before the virus.
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