Level 4 South Africa lockdown: The President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa announced the phased approach towards the opening of the South Africa economy amid the covid-19 forced lockdown.
The following businesses will be allowed to operate:
Mining at 100%
Mining companies have been allowed to operate at level 5 but with restrictions. Only open cast mines were allowed to operate at 100%. Other mining companies are allowed to operate at 50% but under level 4 all mining companies can operate at 100%.
Public transport will be available across all levels but will be restricted to the carrying capacity. All passengers are required to wear masks and the directive should be enforced by the transport operator
Large food retailers have been operating even during the total lockdown. Large supermarkets such as Pick n Pay, Checkers and Shoprite remained open.
Spaza shops will be allowed to operate during stage 5 to stage one as they are classified as essential services.
Car wash businesses
Car wash services are low risk businesses and they will be allowed to operate
Construction business will be allowed to resume as there is minimum human contact and human density is low.
Craft vendors are the creative people who make jewelry, decorations among other crafts
Small business who sell food and vegetables will be allowed to operate under level 4, but they should enforce social distancing to their staff and customers
Shops that sell stationery and related products will be allowed to open.
Car dealerships are regarded as low risk business and will be allowed to operate under level 4
Companies in the business of storing goods will be allowed to operate.
Road rescue companies have been given the go ahead to operate during level 4 onward.
Agents and consultants
Consultants and real estate agents will be allowed to operate from level 4 onward
Photographic studios will be need to reduce body contact
Workshops and repairs
Workshops will be allowed to operate only if they maintain hygiene and observe social distancing
Cleaning services and Dry cleaners
Cleaning services are essential services
Manufacturers who will observe WHO safety guidelines
Manufacturers have been called to observe the WHO guidelines as they employ many people which could risk the health of workers
Initially clothing shops had been allowed to operate for the purposes of winter wear but not they will be operating fully under level 4.
Other businesses to operate