Contrary to the concerns of many who were dreading beach closures and other increased restrictions over the Easter period, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 30th March at 19h30 that the Lockdown will remain at Level One with some slight adjustments.
This means that beaches and parks remain open in Plettenberg Bay and throughout South Africa over the Easter period.
The new alert level is in effect from 31 March 2021 according to the current gazette.
What this means:
- The hours of the curfew will remain from 12 midnight to 4am.
- Gatherings will be permitted, subject to limitations on size, adherence to social distancing and other health protocols.
- These include religious, social, political and cultural gatherings.
- The maximum number of people allowed at any gathering is 100 people indoors or 250 people outdoors.
- At religious gatherings the number permitted is 250 inside and 500 outside.
- Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.
- Night vigils or other gatherings before or after funerals are still not permitted.
- Alcohol sales for off-site consumption are prohibited from Fri 2nd Apr till Mon 5th Apr.