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Disaster Management Act Regulations Amended

June 29, 2021

Department of Cooperative Governance

Disaster Management Act Regulations have been amended.

The cooperative governance department published the amended Regulations in Government Gazette 44772.

A new Chapter 3 on Adjusted Alert Level 4 is inserted.

Measures to apply across the country from 28 June 2021 include:

• All gatherings – whether indoors or outdoors are prohibited – includes religious, political, cultural and social gatherings.
• Funerals and cremations are permitted – attendance to not exceed 50 people and all social distancing and health protocols must be observed.
• Night vigils, after-funeral gatherings and ‘after-tears’ gatherings are not allowed.
• Public spaces, such as beaches and parks, will remain open with no gatherings.
• Curfew in place from 9pm to 4am – all non-essential establishments to close by 8pm.
• The sale of alcohol both for on-site and off-site consumption is prohibited – designed to ease pressure on hospitals due to alcohol-related emergency incidents.
• Travel in and out of Gauteng for leisure purposes prohibited – does not include work, business or commercial travel, transit through airports or transport of goods. Visitors in or out of Gauteng will be able to return home.
• Visits to old age homes, care facilities and other ‘congregant settings’ will be restricted.
• Restaurants and other eateries will only be permitted to sell food for take-away or delivery – no eating or drinking in establishments.
• Schools and tertiary institutions to close from 30 June 2021 – early childhood development centres to remain open.

In Notice 564, the department announced, in terms of the act, that Adjusted Alert Level 4 will apply nationally from 28 June 2021.