What is lockdown?  

A lockdown is an emergency protocol that requires South Africans to stay at home except for essential purposes.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other essential industries will remain open.

All non-essential activities are suspended.

What will I be able to do under lockdown?

You will be able to:

– Seek medical care

– Buy groceries

– Visit the pharmacy

– Access banking services

– Get petrol

– Collect a social grant


Should you stock up now?

Grocery stores, pharmacies and banking services will remain open throughout the lockdown period.

Can you go to work? or Who will remain at work?

A list of essential services will be published, including pharmacies, banks, supermarkets, petrol stations and health care providers.

Companies that are essential to the production and transportation of food, basic goods and medical supplies will remain open.

The full national lockdown will begin at midnight on Thursday 26 March, and will continue for 21 days.

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