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SA should be at
Rita
Not fully
The ban on cigarette and alcohol sales needs to be lifted as soon as possible and latest in level 3 of the existing restrictions!

No scientific research nor any lessons learned from other countries suggest, or even contemplate, that the ban on cigarettes or alcohol could help flatten the curve or influence the trajectory of the COVId-19 infections at all.

One can not help but wonder if the government does not need the revenue from the legal sales of cigarettes and alcohol - and if the extended ban or the discussion of extending the ban has anything to do with certain elements within the government profiting from the black market sales of such products?!

Also, exercise times need to be extended to avoid overcrowding at morning slots, that are plunged mainly in the dark due to the late sunrise!

Furthermore, economic restrictions need to be lifted to enable the country to get back on its feed before the lockdown is 'saving lifes' from COVID-19 infections, but taking many more lives from malenutrition, starvation and other extreme poverty related issues!
Level 3
Christo
Not fully
moving down to level 3 is better than nothing,
but i do not agree that any lockdown is needed at this stage
all lockdown regulations needs to immediate be abolished with the NCCC disbanded, governments lockdown is going to kill more people from starvation due to unemployment than the corona virus ever could
No lockdown or regulations
Arnold
No I do not
Allow fishing
Level 3
Jillian
Yes I do
Level 2
Eben
Yes I do
Level 3
Auldrig
No I do not
I've been fishing all my life and its helps me relax and in this time of the war against the pandimic i dont have a job with no income i need to provide food for myself and wife we need to open fishing there is thousands of people in the same boat and need to go fish to eat!!!
Alot of people depends on fishing for jobs think +-94000 people and bring millions in for the economy!
Level 3
Angelos
No I do not
Tobacco must be legalized. No other country has banned it. If it was an “explicit” recommendation the rest of the world would have implemented it. Not even China have banned it and the virus originated there.
The banning of tobacco has taken away my rights to make my own choices.
Level 1
Moosa
No I do not
Level 1
Edwin
Not fully
Point A
Recreational fishing should be allowed as this not only put food on the table, but also allows unemployed anglers to get a small income. There is also the physical and mental health benefits attached to being out in nature and not being cooped up indoors as well.
Level 2
Susan
Not fully
No lockdown or regulations
Aaliyah
Yes I do
Level 3
Maritsa
Not fully
How can our kids be send back to school ....the future of our country if the infection rate is 1000 a day
Level 4
Claudette
No I do not
I recommend that section H of the Regulations for Level 3 be amended to allow all real estate agencies to resume operations in Level 3. The following strict guidelines can be followed by this industry, to ensure that real estate business activities can resume safely and responsibly, in continuous support of the fight against COVID-19 :
- Estate Agents will visibly sanitise their hands prior to entering the client’s property, and will be required to visibly sanitise their hands prior to leaving the property.
- Estate Agents shall be required to wear fabric face masks, at all times, with the mask being properly secured prior to entering the property.
- Estate Agents will, prior to entry, disclose the absence of any observable symptoms associated with Covid-19, as it relates to fever, cough, sore throat, redness of eyes, shortness of breath (or difficulty breathing) body aches, loss of smell/taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and/or weakness. The Agent will enquire whether any Tenant/s (or occupants of the property) currently display any of these symptoms. Should any client (or occupants of the property) display any of these symptoms, the Agent shall not be permitted to enter the property.
- Estate Agents, will enquire whether the Client (current inhabitant of the property and/or the occupants of the property) currently display any of the aforementioned symptoms and/or whether the Client and/or immediate family have been experiencing any of these symptoms 14 days prior to the appointment, and whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19. Should any Client (or occupants of the property) and/or the Estate Agent display any of these symptoms (currently or 14 days prior to the appointment) and/or have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 14 days prior to the appointment, the Estate Agent shall not be permitted to enter the property.
- Estate Agents will refrain from making any physical contact with any person and will keep a physical distance of 1,5m from all persons in the property at all times
- Estate Agents will refrain, as far as possible, from touching any surface or object in the property.
- Estate Agents will carry their own sanitizer and wipes to wipe down any surface or object he/she may have accidentally / unavoidably come contact with.
- Estate Agents may not, under any circumstances, use any bathroom facilities in the property.
- To ensure optimal ventilation, clients will be requested to open all doors and windows prior to the arrival of the Estate Agent to the property.
- Estate Agents will enquire, prior to setting an appointment for a viewing, meeting or incoming- / outgoing inspection, whether any client (or anyone living in/or are about to move into property) have comorbidities. In the event that any comorbidity (as per the above) has been disclosed, Estate Agents will err on the side of caution and will avoid doing a physical inspection and will conduct their inspections remotely via video/photographs (and/or will make alternative arrangements for the hand-over of keys)
- All keys being handed over to clients will be wiped down and sanitised in front of the client.
Level 1
Tessa
No I do not
Lift the ban on cigarettes and alcohol. ASAP. Alcohol sales should not be restricted to hours and days. It should be normal business hours so the people are staggered. It is like the restricted exercise everyone out at the same time sharing the COVID 19 virus.
Level 1
Gloria
Not fully
Please open the tobacco products at supermarkets. why can you not buy when you are buying your normal foodstuff. The illegal trading is rife with exorbitant prices being charged
so government has not gained anything by stopping the sale of cigarettes. It just forces you to drive around looking for somewhere to buy the illegal cigerettes. I am an ex smoker so i know what it is to go cold turkey when you try and stop.
Alta
Not fully
E. Lift the ban on cigarettes and alchol without ristrictions.
E 10. Stationary and all books.
E 14. All clothing, home textiles and footwear.
F3. Postal services and courier services.
daniel
No I do not
i do not support a communist government ,I voted for the freedom front and I got every right to smoke no communist will stop me thank you daniel
Deon
Not fully
1) I do not understand how this works. It is stated the GREEN is the changes, but then allot of writing is in RED. What does RED signify?

2) It also seems to indicate that tobacco products are allowed in level 4, which I know is incorrect. And then it continues to seemingly allow alcohol sales permitted in level 3 (which is good). Will tobacco products (including pipe tobacco, roll your own tobacco and vaping products) be allowed? Even in level 4? (These products should NEVER have been part of regulations!!)

Overall: I agree with MOST of governments efforts, but there are some VERY draconian measures that I DO NOT agree with. What is wrong with singular fishing / visits to the beach / swimming etc - as long as social distancing is adhered to?

I think most South Africans are now grown up, and do not have to be treated like naughty school children. Most of us are law abiding citizens and the few that is not will continue with their abnormal behaviour no matter what laws are passed!
Cornelis
Yes I do
Braydon
Not fully
Allow for South African citizens to leave the country during lock down and return home abroad. Boarders must open for international travel.
Ellen
No I do not
Zanell
Not fully
Open up the whole of South Africa. Allow herd immunity. Sweden never went into lockdown yet the amount of deaths were the same as for all flu seasons. The amount of deaths by Covid 19 in our country does not justify a lockdown.
Our economy was downgraded to junk right before lockdown, no person with a brain cell can allow to further cripple the economy.
As a country we are losing billions each day just by the banning of the sales of cigarettes and alcohol. We can never recover those losses!!! The job losses are astronomical and nobody seems to care whether people are dying of hunger.
Sandy
No I do not
Curfew is unlawful and illogical, smoking and drinking is a person's right. Excersize in any form is necessary for mental and physical health...open up the golf courses, We are intelligent enough to take the necessary precautions without being dictated to and treated like 5 year olds.
Andre
Yes I do
Smoking is part of my life , has been for 39 years , all the years bought legit cigarettes from local traders like Checkers . Bring back the full sale of Cigarettes .
Anthony
Not fully
The sale of tobacco and alcohol should be permitted
Susan
No I do not
I do not agree with the length of the various lockdown. I do not agree with the ban on alcohol and cigarettes.
Amanda
Not fully
Please bring back the smokes and stop the Lockdown as so many people starve of hunger let everyone go and work
To feed there family and lift the ban so goverment can get tax money PLEASE
Shanelle
Yes I do
Open up tobacco and alcohol sales to the public.
Taffany
No I do not
Lift the ban on cigarettes
Margo
Yes I do
E: LIFT THE ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO BAN. It is doing more harm than good to the communities.