The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published the latest Covid-19 regulations for level 4 lockdown.
The move to level 4, from 1 May 2020, represents a general easing of the restrictions to allow more people to return to work and a marginal increase in movement.
It allows for exercise under strict conditions, while more products can be sold, and more services will open up including some restaurants for delivery only.
The regulations includes an update on government’s stance around the sale of cigarettes, which was previously allowed at level 4, but following feedback from various sectors, is prohibited.
The easing of restrictions will allow the sale of children’s clothing, winter clothing and blankets back on the market, as well as stationary, office equipment, and hardware.
This is the full list of items that can be sold at level 4:
- Food products, including non-alcoholic beverages and pet food;
- The sale of hot cooked food, for home delivery only;
- Toilet paper, sanitary pads, tampons and condoms;
- Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective equipment;
- Products for care of babies and toddlers;
- Personal toiletries, including hair care, body, face, hand and foot care products, roll-ons, deodorants, dental care products;
- Medical and Hospital Supplies, medicine, equipment and personal protective equipment;
- Fuel and lighting, including coal, wood, paraffin and gas;
- Airtime and electricity;
- Hardware, components and supplies;
- Components for vehicles undergoing emergency repairs;
- Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any these products;
- Textiles required to produce face masks and other personal protective equipment and winter clothing;
- Winter clothing, footwear, bedding and heaters and the components and fabric required to manufacture these;
- Children’s clothing and fabrics and components required to manufacture these;
- Stationery and educational books;
- Personal ICT equipment including computers, mobile phones and other home office equipment;
- No sale of liquor is permitted.
The regulations note that future directions may permit the incremental expansion of e-commerce, taking into account the need to limit the extent of movement on the road, contact between people and other impacts on other businesses.
These items are able to be sold across all levels of retail, including spaza shops, informal traders and e-commerce stores.
You can read the full regulations below: