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Alert Level 1 Regulations Amended

September 25, 2020

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Amendments to Alert Level 1 Regulations have been published.

The cooperative governance and traditional affairs department published the amendments in Government Gazette 43727 in terms of the Disaster Management Act.

Alert Level 1 Regulations were published at the end of last week.

Regulation 69 on gatherings is amended by the deletion of the phrase “recreational purposes at cinemas, theatres” in subregulation 8.

Subregulation 8 now stipulates that gatherings for concerts and live performances are limited to 250 persons or less in case of an indoor gathering and 500 persons or less in case of an outdoor gathering.

A new subregulation 8A is inserted.

It stipulates that gatherings at cinemas are limited to 50 percent of the capacity per cinema and at theatres to 50 percent of the capacity of the venue.

The amended Regulations came into effect on 21 September 2020.