COVID-19 RSA Lock-Down Update

Important Notices

Dear Valued Customer

Herewith is the latest revisions made to the regulations relating to the “ lock-down”

Movement of goods

The Gazette substitutes the previous wording of sub regulation (6) with the following wording:

(6)(a) All borders of the Republic are closed during the period of lock-down, except for ports of entry designated by the responsible Cabinet member for the transportation of fuel, cargo and goods during the period of lock-down.

It is important to note that this does NOT mean all non-essential goods may now be transported across the country.

Also see the comments from the Road freight agency stating

This amendment is making provision for the decongesting of Ports and Borders – and the removal of non-essential goods from the Port or Border to a holding warehouse (depot). These non-essential goods would only be allowed to move AFTER the lock down has ended.

Below the revised list detailing all goods deemed as “ essential cargo”
Highlighted now added

  1. Food
    Any food product including non-alcoholic beverages
    Animal food
    Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any food product
  2. Cleaning and Hygiene Products
    Toilet paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms
    Hand sanitizer, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, personal protective equipment
    Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above
    Products for the care of babies & toddlers
    Personal toiletries, including haircare, body & face washes, roll-ons, deodorants, toothpaste
  3. Medical
    Medical and hospital supplies, medicine, equipment and personal protective equipment; and
    Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above
  4. Fuel including coal, wood and gas
  5. Basic goods, including airtime, electricity and the withdrawal of cash
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