HESSEQUA: The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, announced on Friday (26 June 2020) – via a virtual media statement – new regulations regarding the industry, with effect, Monday 29 June 2020.

The following is a short summery of important matters:

RESTAURANTS & COFFEE SHOPS
– Sit-down options are allows subject to adherence to all regulations and protocol.
– The protocol is inclusive (but not limited) of the following:
– Record Keeping (daily) of all employees, delivery staff/workers and customers.
– Screening; Sanitizing and Person Protective Equipment (PPE’s) – all employees to be screened on starting and ending of their shifts. All the customers should be screened. Sanitizer, as
per regulations, should be available and all surfaces and items should be regularly sanitized. When handling cash, please sanitize hand before and after handling cash. All employees
should have personal protective equipment, including a cloth mask.
– Social Distancing should be adhered to at all times, including in the scullery.
– Deliveries – adhering to social distancing. Advise customers that they must wear a mask when accepting their delivery and customers should sanitize after receiving delivery.
– Sit-down clients – all clients must wear a mask and sanitize when entering the premises. All measures must be put in place to protect the clients, including the adherence of social
distancing. A screening questionnaire to have in place when clients enter the premises.

ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS
Registered accommodation establishments can accommodate business travellers subject to adhering to all health and related regulations and protocol as previously published by
government.

SELF-DRIVES
The regulations remain unchanged – we are still only allowed the travel for self-drive and permitted leisure purposes within our province of residence.

The full version of the official gazetted regulations can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Government Gazette – Tourism Regulations 

You can also visit the South African Department of Tourism’s website: www.tourism.gov.za