Updated level 1 lockdown rules for South Africa: Gatherings

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Wednesday announced Cabinet’s decision to downgrade the COVID-19 lockdown to alert level 1 from midnight, 20 September 2020.


“Level 1 will mean a further easing of restrictions on gatherings; social, religious, political and other gatherings will now be permitted – as long as the number of people does not exceed 50% of the normal capacity of the venue or the facility. But, this must only be to a maximum of 250 people for indoor gatherings, and 500 people for outdoor gatherings,” President Ramaphosa said.