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On 1 June we move to Lockdown Level 3. While we will all have more freedom under Lockdown Level 3 we should also understand that there will still be a number of restrictions. Firstly, the entire country will move from level 4 to level 3. Hotspot areas including Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni as well as the Western Cape will be monitored. Should the need arise, hotspot areas will be moved to a higher lockdown level.

Allowed Under Lockdown Level 3

The sale of alcohol will be permitted under strict regulations. This means you can buy alcohol between Monday and Thursday and only between 9am and 5pm. Additionally, deliveries of alcohol bought online may also take place between 9am and 5pm on Mondays to Thursdays.

Domestic workers will be allowed to return to work. Stores will also be allowed to sell hot foods including grilled chickens and pre-cooked meals. Drive-thrus will also be operational. Professional sports that do not involve contact will be allowed to resume and places of worship will be open to a maximum of 50 people.

Retailers will be allowed to sell appliances and all clothing items. The construction sector will be opened and residents will be allowed to exercise at any time between 6am and 6pm as long as this does not happen in organised groups. Interprovincial travel will be allowed under strict conditions for business and schooling.

Not Allowed Under Lockdown Level 3

The government will not allow social gatherings under level 3 and the sale of tobacco will still be prohibited. You will not be allowed to travel for recreational purposes. Additionally, high-risk sectors including restaurants, casinos, pubs, and night clubs will remain closed as will gyms. Hairdressers and beauty salons will remain closed.

You must wear a mask when leaving your home and you must adhere to strict sanitation procedures at places where people gather including shopping centres and malls. Those who can must be allowed to work from home but there will be no curfew placed on citizens.