What’s allowed under “Advanced Level 3” Regulations?

Many people are tiring of trying to keep tabs of every new announcement under the lockdown Regulations.  The latest so-called “Advanced Level 3” regulations  came into effect from Monday 29 June. They allow people to gather and meet in public places, even if it’s only in small groups.

However, and this must be stressed clearly:  Nobody is allowed to visit the home of a friend or relative yet. 

So, what are we allowed, and not allowed to do right now?


  • You can exercise in groups of four.
  • You cannot visit a gym or fitness centre, nor can you exercise between 18:00 – 6:00.


  • You can visit an accredited hotel or guesthouse within your own province, according to the tourism industry.
  • You cannot travel for leisure via plane, and going to a different province is still largely outlawed.


  • You can now go for a sit-down meal within the venue, subject to completing a questionnaire and wearing a mask.
  • You cannot drink alcohol inside a restaurant, and patrons must not sit within 1.5 metres of each other.


  • You can now book your tickets in advance to go and watch a movie on the big screen.
  • You cannot have more than 50 people inside the venue at the same time.


  • You can soon go and watch a live performance, under socially-distanced terms and conditions
  • You cannot stage a show with more than 15 cast and crew members, nor can you break the ’50-person capacity’ rule.

Museums, galleries and libraries

  • You can meet up with others – including friends and family – at these locations once they open.
  • You cannot take advantage of this allowance by organising large or mass gatherings here, though.


  • You can book an appointment at a barbers, salon or any form of professional hairdressing business.
  • You cannot have non-paying guests attend the venue, nor can staff reuse gloves and aprons for a new client.


  • You can now go and attend a casino, if strict health guidelines are followed.
  • You cannot enter if a venue is 50% full – half of the floor-space needs to be kept empty.


  • You can resume training or take part in a (non-contact sport) match if you’re a professional athlete.
  • You cannot visit public pools, five-a-side football courts or boxing gyms – all are off-limits.

What remains banned or closed at Level 3?

Visiting in homes of families and friends, beaches, public parks, most air travel, fetes and public food sharing options, nightclubs, bars, taverns and shebeens, AirBnB bookings, recreational contact sports activities, stadiums, and fan-attended events.

Source:  The South African


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