Do’d and Don’ts during the national lock-down
Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned any person who contravenes the regulations of the nationwide lock-down from midnight on Thursday will be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both.
During a briefing on Wednesday, members of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster clarified what residents would be allowed to do and what has been prohibited during the lock-down which aims to curb the spread of the corona-virus.
We have compiled a list of what you can and cannot do.
· You will be allowed to collect social grants.
· You will be allowed to buy food.
· You will be allowed to seek medical attention.
· You will be able to visit the pharmacy for medicine.
· A gathering of 50 people will be allowed at a funeral.
· You will be allowed to access public transportation for essential services during specific times.
· You will not be allowed to go jogging in public.
· You will not be allowed to walk your dog in public.
· You will not be able to buy alcohol as its sale and movement has been banned.
· All gatherings have been prohibited, including gatherings on public roads, buildings, places and premises.
· Movement between provinces is prohibited.
· Movement between districts is prohibited.
Places you will be prohibited from accessing
· Public Parks
· Public swimming pools
· Private and public game reserves
· Holiday resorts
· Shopping malls (excluding grocery store and pharmacies at the stores)
· Any place normally open to the public where religious, cultural, sporting, entertainment, recreational, organisational or similar activities may take place.