President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President’s Coordinating Council on Tuesday, News24 reported.
It is understood that a move to Level 2 is imminent. The possible amendments include an adjusted curfew and an increase in the number of people permitted to attend gatherings.
Alert Level 2 is understood to be imminent, with President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to announce an easing of restrictions.
Ramaphosa met with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) on Tuesday to discuss the possible amendments, which include an adjusted curfew from 23:00 to 04:00.
Among the recommendations are that the number of people at gatherings be increased from 50 to 100 indoors and 250 outdoors, including sporting events. Offsite alcohol sales would also be allowed from Monday to Friday until 18:00 and on-site until 22:00.
It is further understood that the government will consider using incentives to encourage vaccinations, while also exploring the use of vaccination records to allow those who have received their jabs to be able to access activities and amenities.
After the meeting, government spokesperson Phumla Williams said consultations would be held with political parties and the religious sector over the coming days.
“Following these discussions, the president will address the nation on the way forward to achieve population immunity through vaccination, to continue the protection of lives and livelihoods, and the conditions that would apply to a relaxation of regulations and directions linked to the national state of disaster,” she said.
On Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled that local government elections have to take place between 27 October and 1 November.
Ramaphosa moved the country to Level 3 in July, following his meeting with the NCCC and the PCC.
Liquor sales were allowed to resume and the R350 social relief grant was also reinstated to run until March 2022.
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