Mayor Dan Plato welcomes shift to Alert level 1 of lockdown
Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato says he is pleased that the curfew will be eased to between midnight and 4am. Mayor Plato says this will a great boost to the sustained recovery of the hospitality sector which has continued to struggle under lockdown. Alert level 1 allows the economy to open up further. Read more below:
‘We welcome the relaxation of the curfew hours to help businesses in the hospitality sector continue their gradual recovery. As restrictions are being eased, we urge residents to not let their guard down. It is all of our responsibility to continue adhering to the regulations to limit new infections as far as possible. We are days away from marking a full year since the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in the country. Let us stay hopeful, strong and kind. It is has been a long and difficult year, but there is hope as vaccinations are being administered and more have been procured by national government,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.
The amended regulations include:
- Curfew relaxed to between midnight to 04:00
- Sale of alcohol and off-site consumption is allowed
- Outdoor gatherings increased from 100 persons to 250, indoor gatherings limited to 100 up from 50. Religious, social and political gatherings permitted but to be regulated on size
- Nightclubs remain closed
- All beaches and public swimming pools remain open
- Wearing a mask in public spaces remains compulsory and non-compliance is a criminal offence under national lockdown regulations; punishable by a fine or up to six-month imprisonment, if found guilty.