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BREAKING: National lockdown update
Cape Town - give us your biggest smiles and say goodbye to face masks
Latest update: Thursday, 22 June 2022
South Africans no longer need to wear face masks indoors
Limits on gatherings and border checks for Covid-19 have also been dropped
Vaccination status is no longer needed when traveling to South Africa
Find out more news, Covid-19 stats and encouraging updates.
10 THINGS WE LOOK FORWARD TO WITHOUT MASKS
- Rollerblading in style
- Eating ice cream
- Playing an escape game
- Wine bar crawling
- Exploring an aquarium
- Getting romantic in the city
- Exploring local museums
- Celebrating your birthday
- Watching a glamourous show
- Exploring top-notch bookstores
NO MORE MASKS
As of Wednesday, 22 June 2022, South Africans no longer need to wear masks indoors in public settings or public transport. Health Minister Joe Phaahla repealed three major regulations by notice in the Government Gazette.
GATHERING AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Regulation 16B refers to the "regulation of gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19" and Regulation 16C refers to the "regulation of persons entering the country to contain the spread of COVID-19". These regulations have now been scrapped entirely, meaning travellers no longer need to provide vaccination status, negative PCR test or proof of recovery from Covid-19 when entering the country.
FOR FURTHER READING:
Here’s how South African’s will be able to travel in lockdown.
Now normal travel activities are back in sight, why not start planning a road trip?
HOW TO REGISTER TO VACCINATE:
You are allowed to present yourself at a vaccine sites without an appointment, however pre-registration will help speed up the process:
You will need internet access on a smartphone, tablet or computer.
You can apply to register online via vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
You can use your South African ID number, passport number or refugee number.
- Once you have registered you will receive an SMS directing you to the nearest vaccination site to your place of residence.
President #Ramaphosa: Registration will soon be opened to those aged 50 & above. You can:— Presidency | South Africa ???????? (@PresidencyZA) June 27, 2021
•Register online https://t.co/0YtMI3ijVs
•Sending the word “register” via WhatsApp to 0600 123 456 or call the national toll-free centre on 0800 029 999#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/tf1HOPkiZj
DOWNLOAD THE CONTACT TRACING APP
There is an app available that uses no data to download and alert you if you have been exposed to the virus. Everyone with a smartphone can download the contact tracing app.