Easing of the national lockdown restrictions, based on a risk-adjusted strategy, started on 1 May 2020, becoming level 4. From 1 June, the national restrictions were lowered to level 3. From 17 August, the national restrictions were lowered to level 2. From 21 September 2020, the restrictions were at level 1. with the following restrictions relevant to the WRFC :

Gathering capacity increased

  • 250 people allowed at indoor events
  • 500 people allowed at outdoor events
  • Physical exercise, recreation and entertainment venues allowed to operate at 50% capacity
  • Sports restrictions still as at Level 3
  • 100 people allowed at funerals

Travel restrictions eased

  • International travel will be eased in gradually as of 1 October 2020
  • Limited amount of countries can be visited based on their risk levels
  • Only OR Tambo, King Shaka, Cape Town International airports operational
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (no older than 72 hours) must be presented at airports
  • Mandatory quarantine for travellers who have no proof of testing for COVID-19
  • International tourists allowed to travel in but required to be screened first
  • All travelers required to use country’s COVID-19 alert app

Other changes

  • Curfew remains in place, effective daily between midnight and 4 am
  • Alcohol consumption permitted in licensed venues
  • Alcohol sales permitted from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm
  • The UIF relief benefit remains in place until end of the national state of disaster
  • All long-term visas will be reinstated


The above notices will of course be subject to change depending on the situation with the Covid Pandemic.