Sale of alcohol prohibited as restaurants open
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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has lifted the ban on gatherings at theatres, restaurants, casinos and libraries.
Cogta announced the update on level 3 lockdown regulations, last night, Thursday, 25 June. It explained that government will publish sector- specific safety protocols that need to be followed. This means these sectors need to wait.
The gazette stated that dining at restaurants is now allowed, with strict adherence to regulations, but the on-site consumption of liquor is still prohibited.
In casinos, gatherings will be subject to a restriction on the number of persons allowed to not more than 50% of the available floor space.
The sale of tobacco products is still not allowed as the fight against the ban continues. British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) has secured a court date to fight the ban and the matter is expected to be heard in the Western Cape High Court on 30 June.