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Getting the economy going again

South African Institute of Professional Accountants
27 May 2020

Most economic sectors will be open for business from 1 June, including all financial, professional and business services, mining, construction and government services.

The move to Level 3 lifts some of the restrictions, including the curfew on the movement of people. People can move freely to work and back home. However, the risk of coronavirus infections remains high and companies should ensure the necessary measures remain in place to keep staff and clients healthy and safe.  High-density areas such as the metropolitan areas of Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Ethekwini, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City and Cape Town were identified as hotspots and will experience enhanced measures of surveillance, infection control and management. These areas may move back to Level 4 or even 5 restrictions should the infection rate not be contained despite government interventions. The situation will be re-evaluated on a regular basis.

Employers are advised to ensure the safety of employees who must make use of public transport and should, where possible, provide transport.