Want to have your say on the new Covid-19 regulations? Here’s how

Want to have your say on the new Covid-19 regulations? Here’s how

The Department of Health has given members of the public an opportunity to comment on the new regulations under the National Health Act.

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Face masks and hand-sanitizer/ iStock

The department has published the proposed regulations for public comment.

The new proposed regulations form part of the government’s transition plans from the national state of disaster which has been lifted after more than two years.

The department proposes that all people entering or exiting South Africa during the pandemic should present a negative PRC test results not older than 72 hours.

This is in the event that a traveller doesn’t have a vaccination certificate.

It further proposes that Indoor and outdoor gatherings may be occupied up to 50% of the venue capacity, provided valid vaccine certificates are produced.

Face masks will remain compulsory for indoor gatherings.

“These regulations, once approved, will be implemented within the National Department of Health with the support of some of the public entities reporting to the department, and will not be tabled before Parliament since they are subordinate legislation which Parliament has already delegated to the minister,” said the department.

The public has only 10 days left to make an input.



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