Off-site alcohol consumption prohibited for Easter

South Africa

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa said the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will not be allowed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2 to 5 April.

According to licensing conditions, On-site sales at restaurants, shebeens and bars will be allowed up until 11pm.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Tuesday.

South Africa will remain on Covid-19 lockdown Alert Level 1 during the Easter weekend.

Some restrictions have stayed the same while some have changed.

The curfew will remain as is, while beaches, parks and dams will stay open.

Adjustments to the restrictions:

  • The national curfew remains from midnight to 4am.
  • Public recreational spaces such as beaches, parks and dams will remain open, subject to strict health protocols, such as social distancing, mask-wearing.
  • Funerals remain restricted to a maximum of 100 people and with a two-hour limit on services.
  • Interprovincial travel will still be permitted.

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