SA Lockdown | Off-site alcohol consumption prohibited for Easter

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa said the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will be prohibited on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2 to 5 April.

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On-site sales at restaurants, shebeens and bars will be allowed, according to licensing conditions, up until 11pm.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Tuesday.

The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will be prohibited from Friday to Monday. President Cyril Ramaphosa's made the announcement during his address to the nation. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

South Africa will remain on COVID-19 lockdown Alert Level 1 during the Easter weekend.

Some restrictions have stayed the same while some have changed.

READ: Ramaphosa announces SA will remain on Alert Level 1

The curfew will remain as is, while beaches, parks and dams will stay open.

Adjustments to the restrictions are as follows:

  • The national curfew remains from midnight to 4am.


  • Public recreational spaces such as beaches, parks and dams will remain open, subject to strict health protocols, such as social distancing, mask-wearing.


  • Funerals remain restricted to a maximum of 100 people and with a two-hour limit on services.  


  • Interprovincial travel will still be permitted.

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