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Official SA Government information sitehttps://sacoronavirus.co.za/

Business for South Africa COVID-19: https://www.businessforsa.org/

Emergency Response number for COVID-19: 111


As per the President’s announcement on 30 September, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has placed South Africa on Adjusted Level 1 and the restrictions under the Disaster Management Act have been amended accordingly.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Adjusted level 1

  • The entire country has been placed back on Adjusted Level 1 as of this morning, the 1st of October 2021.

Freedom of movement

  • The curfew has been adjusted to apply from midnight until 4 am;
  • This means that all entertainment establishments must close by 23:00 to allow their staff to travel home;
  • Should a person need to travel during the curfew hours for work, they need to be in possession of the self-issue permit attached (Form 7);


  • Funerals are limited to 100 persons or less, provided that no more than 50% of a venue’s capacity may be used;
  • No night-vigils or ‘after-tears’ gatherings are permitted;
  • Funerals are limited to 2 hours in duration.


  • The limits for faith-based, social, political or cultural gatherings has been moved up to 2000 persons outdoors, 750 indoors or 50% of the venue’s capacity, whichever is lesser;
  • Gatherings at workplaces for work purposes remain permitted;
  • Hospitality establishments may operate at 100% capacity;
  • Professional and non-professional sporting matches remain permitted without spectators;


  • The operations of borders remain unchanged in that;
    • 20 land borders remain open but 33 remain closed;
    • International air travel remains limited to;
      • OR Tambo International Airport;
      • King Shaka International Airport;
      • Cape Town International Airport;
      • Lanseria International Airport; and
      • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport;
    • All commercial seaports remain open for trade but for the first time since the start of the pandemic, cruise ships may also call on South African ports;
    • The transportation of cargo remains permitted

Public transport

  • Busses and taxis may continue to operate at 100% capacity for short-distance trips (less than 200kms) and 70% capacity for long distance trips.

Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor

  • The restrictions on the sale of liquor for off-site consumption have been removed and will now revert back to the times as regulated by an entity’s liquor licence;
  • The sale for onsite consumption is permitted on any day, subject to the curfew;
  • The consumption of liquor in public placed remain prohibited;
  • the transportation of liquor remains permitted;