On the 23rd of March 2020 the President of South Africa took an import step and announced a lockdown for 21 days to flatten the COVID-19 curve in South Africa, but what does this exactly mean for us the individual.

Let’s look at the Do’s and Don’ts of the lockdown:

1.  Do’s:

  • Stay at home.
  • Keepse with you.
  • Should you be pulled off, you might be requested to be tested for COVID-19.

In the meantime, use this time, to work on yourself and spend quality time with your family living in your house.

  • Keep on eye out for our future mailers on tips to look after your wellbeing. a social distance in the shops.
  • Sanitize your hands on a regular basis
  • Don’t go to work except if you perform essential services. Should you be able to work remotely do so.

Only leave your home for the following reasons:

  • Getting yourself tested for COVID19 after showing symptom(s) or travelled recently;
  • Purchasing of essential goods;
  • Receiving of essential services such as Bank services;
  • Attend a funeral with not more than 50 people;
  • Collecting a social grant; and
    Seeking medical attention for an emergency and a chronic medical attention.

2.  Don’ts:

  • Don’t go to work if you do not perform an essential service.
  • Don’t arrange social events for the lockdown period.
  • Don’t travel outside your premises unnecessary.
  • Don’t have physical contact with anyone during the lockdown period.
  • Don’t travel across provinces and towns.

You will not be able to travel outside South Africa during the lockdown period as all boards in and out of South Africa has been closed.

Should you not obey with the lockdown regulations you will receive of a fine and/or be sent to imprisonment for maximum 6 months.

Please note the following guidelines for leaving your house:

  • Have your permit with you indicating why you are leaving your residence.
  • Have your ID and Drivers’ Licen


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