Bars, nightclubs and restaurants to close by 6 PM as further measures are taken to curb the spread of COVID-19

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President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a ‘national state of disaster’ this past Sunday and as part of the Disaster Management Act, the next phase of strict measures to contain the spread COVID-19 have been introduced.

With immediate effect, all establishments including bars, nightclubs, restaurants and any venue that sells liquor (including liquor stores) must close at 18:00 on weekdays and Saturdays, and at 13:00 on Sundays and public holidays. These establishments may also only open at 09:00.

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Furthermore, with immediate effect, on-consumption venues such as pubs, bars, clubs, markets and restaurants are not allowed to have more than 50 people at any given time and must adhere to strict hygienic protocol.

Hotels that sell liquor must also implement the above measures and as previously reported, no event liquor licences will be granted during the duration of the national state of disaster.

Take a look at all the current regulations in place to curb the spread below and read more on COVID-19 right here.

The government has issued 9 regulations to manage the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa. Infographic via CapeTalk

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