28 December 2020
South Africa has been placed on adjusted Level 3 from Level 1 with
Several of the Level 3 regulations have been strengthened to limit
the potential for transmission. However, no formal announcement has
been made by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding changes
to regulations governing local and international travel, other
than to discourage travel to cited hotspots.
With a few exceptions, businesses may continue to operate as long
as all relevant health protocols and social distancing measures are
The Level 3 restrictions will remain in place until 15 January 2021.
These measures will be reviewed at that time on the basis of the
state of the pandemic in the country.
Highlights from the speech this evening:
defined as hotspots will be subject to additional restrictions
until there is a clear and sustained decline in infections. Cabinet
has decided that 22 districts be declared coronavirus hotspots:
living in the hotspot districts are strongly encouraged to minimise
their travel within the district to essential travel so as to
minimise contact with other people. Travel to hotspot districts
should be avoided if possible.
Cabinet has decided that all beaches, dams, lakes, rivers, public
parks and public swimming pools in hotspot areas will be closed to
the public with effect from tomorrow (29 Dec).
National and provincial parks and other parks where access control
measures and entry limitations are already in place may remain open
to the public.
ASATA will continue to monitor the situation and share updated
information as it becomes available