The National Lockdown begins on Thursday midnight (26th March-16th April).
All South African have to stay at HOME. Only those necessary to the rescue
strategy will be allowed to move outside their homes.
The categories of people
who will be exempted from this lockdown are the following: health workers in
the public and private sectors, emergency personnel, those in security
services ˇVsuch as the police, traffic officers, military medical personnel,
soldiers ˇV and other persons necessary for our response to the pandemic.
Public health management
programme will conduct testing, tracing and medical management. Community
health teams will expand screening and testing where people live, focusing
on high density, high risk areas.
Companies that are
essential to the production and transportation of food, basic goods and
medical supplies will remain open. We will publish a full list of the
categories of businesses that should remain open.
All shops and businesses
will be closed, except for pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential
financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol
stations and health care providers.
Individuals will not be
allowed to leave their homes except under strictly controlled circumstances,
such as to seek medical care, buy food, medicine and other supplies or
collect a social grant.
Temporary shelters that meet the necessary hygiene standards will be
identified for homeless people. Sites are also being identified for
quarantine and self-isolation for people who cannot self-isolate at home.