On Saturday the national command council announced the easing of restrictions on some industries to allow the slow restart of the economy, which has taken a hard knock from the nationwide lockdown that was implemented to address the spread of the coronavirus.
Under lockdown level 5, the sale and distribution of alcohol and cigarette are prohibited, so is the sale of hot food.
The sale of alcohol is still prohibited, but South Africans can now buy tobacco products and have their hot meal delivered to their home.
In a briefing on Saturday, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma detailed how this will be implemented across the different sectors.
Here is what will apply in the wholesale and retail trade industry – which covers stores, spaza shops, eCommerce and informal traders:
- Any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages and animal food
- The sale of hot cooked food, only for home delivery
- Toilet Paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms
- Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household
cleaning products, and personal protective equipment
- Products for the care of babies and toddlers
- Personal toiletries, including haircare, body and face care products, rollons, deodorants, dental care products
- Medical and Hospital Supplies, medicine, equipment and personal
- Fuel and lighting, including coal, wood, paraffin and gas
- Airtime and electricity
- Hardware, components and supplies required by any qualified tradespersons solely for the purpose of emergency repairs at residential
- Hardware, components and supplies required by any entity engaged in
the provision of essential services for any project related to the provision of
water, electricity or other essential services
- Components for vehicles undergoing emergency repairs where such
vehicle is used by a person engaged in essential services work
- Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of
any these products
- Textiles required to produce face masks, and other personal protective
- Winter clothing, bedding and heaters
- Children’s clothing
- Stationery and educational books
- Tobacco products
- Personal ICT equipment including computers, mobile telephones and other
home office equipment
- No sale of liquor permitted
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