You Can Get Alcohol In Level 3 But No Cigarettes

Ramaphosa has ruled that you will be able to buy alcohol during level 3 but the tobacco ban stays in place. These changes to the lockdown regulations will come into play on 1 June, with further regulations in place. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the alcohol ban will be lifted when we reach Level 3 of the National Lockdown on 1 June.

South Africans will be allowed to purchase alcohol to consume at home.

Smokers were disappointed to hear that the tobacco ban is to remain in place. This, Ramaphosa said is "due to the health risks associated with smoking". Along with cigarettes, tobacco, tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products are prohibited as well. 

However, sale of alcohol will only be allowed on specific days of the week at specific times. Strict conditions for the selling of alcohol will also be seen. 

  • Alcohol will be sold on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only
  • Alcohol is to be sold on the above stated days between 9am and 5pm only
  • You may not consume the alcohol that was bought at the place you bought it
  • Sale of alcohol is not allowed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
  • Minister Ebrahim Patel added some detail to explain that companies that have an 'on-consumption' license, such as bars and taverns, can sell alcohol - but this alcohol can only be sold in sealed containers and it must be taken away to be consumed at home.  This was a request from tavern owners who have stock which they cannot sell and it was also seen as a way to alleviate over-crowding at bottle stores.

Minister Dlamini-Zuma stated, "We have managed to flatten the curve. However, our numbers are still increasing".

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