Everything you need to know: The dos and don’ts during LOCKDOWN_1

Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned any person who contravenes the regulations of the nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday will be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both

During a briefing on Wednesday, members of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster clarified what residents would be allowed to do and what has been prohibited during the lockdown which aims to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

News24 has compiled a list of what you can and cannot do.

You will be allowed to collect social grants
You will be allowed to buy food
You will be allowed to seek medical attention
You will be able to visit the pharmacy for medicine
A gathering of 50 people will be allowed at a funeral
You will be allowed to access public transportation for essential services


You will not be allowed to go jogging in public
You will not be allowed to walk your dog in public
You will not be able to buy alcohol as its sale and movement has been banned
All gatherings have been prohibited, including gatherings on public roads, buildings, places and premises
Movement between provinces is prohibited
Movement between districts is prohibited

Places you will be prohibited from accessing

Public Parks
Public swimming pools
Private and public game reserves
Holiday resorts
Shopping malls
Any place normally open to the public where religious, cultural, sporting, entertainment, recreational, organisational or similar activities may take place.