JOHANNESBURG - Cabinet has approved several changes to the adjusted alert Level 1 of Covid-19 regulations.
These changes are based on the trajectory of the pandemic and the levels of vaccination in the country.
Those who test positive with no symptoms don’t have to self-isolate.
But for those who do test positive and are symptomatic, the isolation period has been reduced from 10 to 7 days.
Contacts do not have to isolate unless they develop symptoms.
At the same time, schools will also return to full-time learning and the 1m social distancing has been scrapped.
Cabinet says the rationale for these amendments is informed by the proportion of people with immunity to Covid-19 which has risen substantially.
Several changes have been made to the adjusted Alert Level 1 of COVID-19 regulations. Going forward those who test positive but are asymptomatic will not have to isolate. Those who test positive and have symptoms will only need to isolate for 7 days instead of 10. Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation at UKZN Professor Mosa Moshabela discusses this. Courtesy #DStv403 #eNCA
Government commends all South Africans who continue to observe COVID-19 regulations and protocols. We also remind those who are yet to get vaccinated to go for their COVID-19 vaccination and continue observing basic health protocols to prevent the transmission of the virus.— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) January 31, 2022