June 29, 2020

Restaurants Can Open – Here are the Regulations

The South African Government has provided regulations by which Restaurants, Fast Food Outlets and Coffee Shops have to abide under Level 3 Lockdown.

Statement by Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane – COVID-19 alert level 3 risk-adjusted strategy tourism sector response measures and direction as follows:

“In line with President’s announcement last week, we are continuing with the effort to reactivate the Tourism sector so that we can save businesses and Jobs in the sector. Working together with the sector, we have developed protocols and guidelines to ensure that as we reopen more tourism activities we protect the lives of employers, employees, tourists and South Africans at large.

“Since the first of June when we opened, some of the subsectors with the commencement of level 3, we have seen businesses starting to contribute to increased economic activities and more and more South Africans whose livelihoods depend on this sector, going back to work. During this period, I have been encouraged by the manner in which the sector has adhered to protocols and guidelines in their operations. I personally visited accommodation establishments and restaurants to see for myself how they were handling the new normal and I experienced firsthand that the sector has embraced the new mode of operation.

“Following further discussions with industry representatives on stringent prevention protocols and guidelines for the Tourism subsectors, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has issued regulations that form the basis of the directions we are announcing today.

“The amended regulations and directions cover economic activities under the current level 3 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy.

“We, therefore, welcome the decision by NCCC and Cabinet to permit tourism services to reopen for the categories as stated in the amended Regulations.”

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