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What Are Essential Goods & Services During The Covid-19 Lockdown?

A.   GOODS

1.    Food

(i) Any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages;

(ii) Animal food; and

(iii) Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any food product.

 

2. Cleaning and Hygiene Products

(i) Toilet Paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms;

(ii) Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective equipment; and

(iii) Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the

above.

 

3. Medical

(i) Medical and Hospital Supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment; and

(ii) Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above.

 

4. Fuel, including coal and gas

 

5. Basic goods, including airtime and electricity.

 

               B.   SERVICES

Companies that are essential to the production and transportation of food, basic goods and medical supplies will remain open during the 21-day 'lockdown. These personnel will be exempted from the stay-home provisions as they are vital for continued functioning of these companies during the lockdown.

Categories of essential services shall be confined to the following 28 services:

1. Medical, Health (including Mental Health), Laboratory and Medical services;

2. Disaster Management, Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Emergency services;

3. Financial services necessary to maintain the functioning of the banking and payments environment, including the JSE and similar exchanges, as well as lnsurance services;

4. Production and sale of the goods listed in category A, above;

5. Grocery stores, including spaza shops;

6. Electricity, water, gas and fuel production, supply and maintenance;

7. Critical jobs for essential government services as determined by Head of National or Provincial Departments in accordance with the guidance by the DPSA, including Social Grant Payments;

8. Birth and death certificates, and replacement identification documents;

9. Essential municipal services;

10. Care services and social relief of distress provided to older persons, mentally ill, persons with disabilities, the sick, and children;

11. Funeral services, including mortuaries;

12. Wildlife Management, Anti-poaching, Animal Care and Veterinary services;

13. Newspaper, broadcasting and telecommunication infrastructure and services;

14. Production and sale of any chemicals, hygiene products, pharmaceuticals for the medical or retail sector;

15. Cleaning, sanitation, sewerage, waste and refuse removal services;

16. Services related to the essential functioning of courts, judicial officers, the Master of the High Court, Sheriffs and legal practitioners required for those services;

17. Essential SARS services defined by the Commissioner of SARS;

18. Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services;

19. Postal services and courier services related to transport of medical products;

20. Private security services;

21. Air-traffic Navigation, Civil Aviation Authority, Cargo Shipping and dockyard services;

22. Gold, gold refinery, coal and essential mining;

23. Accommodation used for persons rendering essential services, quarantine, isolation and the lockdown;

24. Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair in relation to the rendering of essential services including components and equipment;

25. Transport services for persons rendering essential services and goods, and transportation of patients;

26. Services rendered by the Executive, members of Parliament, Members of the Provincial Legislature, Members of Local Councils, the Judiciary, traditional leaders and National Office Bearers. of Political Parties represented in Parliament;

27. Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission, Gender Commission, and the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, and the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector; and

28. Transport and logistics in respect of essential goods as set out in A above to neighbouring countries.

              C. PLACES AND PREMISES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

 

The following places and premises are closed to the public:

 

(a) Any place or premises normally open to the public where religious, cultural, sporting, entertainment, recreational, exhibitional, organisational or similar activities may take place;

 

(b) any place or premises normally open to the public where goods other than essential goods are procured, acquired, disposed of or sold;

 

(c) any place or premises normally open to the public such as-

 

(i) public parks, beaches and swimming pools;

(ii) flea markets;

(iii) open air food markets;

(iv) fetes and bazaars;

(v) night clubs;

(vi) casinos;

(vii) hotels, lodges and guest houses, except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to hotels, lodges and guest houses;

(viii) private and public game reserves except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to private and public game reserves;

(ix) holiday resorts except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to such holiday resort;

(x) on-consumption premises, including taverns, shebeens, shisanyama where liquor is sold;

(xi) off-consumption premises, including bottle stores, where liquor is sold

(xii) off-consumption areas in supermarkets where liquor is sold;

(xiii) theatres and cinemas;

(xiv) shopping malls and centres (excluding grocery stores and pharmacies); and

(xv) taxi ranks, bus depots, train stations and airports; and

(d) any other place or premises determined by the Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs by direction in the Gazette.".

 

Author South African Government
Published 27 Mar 2020 / Views -
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