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South Africa moves to level 2, here's everything you need to know


Aug. 15, 2020

The Tobacco and alcohol ban was lifted, that's all most people want to know about level 2 of the national restriction that comes into effect on Monday at midnight (or therefore Tuesday morning at 00:01).
Liquor sales
Liquor sales at liquor stores will only be allowed from Mondays to Thursdays from 09:00 to 17:00.
Liquor sales will be allowed at restaurants or hotels or other places where the liquor is consumed on the premises, but only until 22:00.
The sale of tobacco products will be allowed again.
Inter-provincial travel
Travel between provinces is allowed, and hotels, guest houses and other accommodation will be allowed to cater for this.
Most economic activities are allowed within the limits of the social distance rules and other health rules to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Social contact
People may visit friends or family, but it should be limited as much as possible.
Social gatherings should still be avoided, and no more than 50 people may gather at, for example, funerals or church services.
Evening clock rule
The curfew rule remains valid from 22:00 until 04:00.
Public places
Parks, beaches and game reserves reopen.
Gymnasiums and health clubs may reopen under strict regulations.
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