MOSSEL BAY NEWS - Mossel Bay Municipality confirms that all beaches and public amenities in the Mossel Bay area will be closed to the public as of today, Sunday 22 March.
This is in line with national directives and guidelines as released by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) which compels municipalities to close all beaches, braai areas, public swimming pools and other public amenities.
“This is in addition to libraries, museums and sporting facilities that have been closed already in efforts to ensure that all the necessary precautions are taken to ensure that the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is contained”, said Municipal Manager Thys Giliomee.
The following must be adhered to:
- The principle of Social Distancing must be applied at all times, i.e. no more than 100 people in close proximity at either outdoor or indoor events such as funerals, church services’
- No more than 50 people on any premises where alcohol is consumed on and/or off-site.
- All regulations published in the Government Gazette 43107 dated 18 March 2020 must be adhered to.
- Organisers of events and gatherings that involve more than 100 people are notified that such events and gatherings must be postponed or cancelled, notwithstanding that the organisers of such events might already have been granted the required permits to host such events. In addition, identified events and gatherings that involve 100 people or less should not automatically continue on the basis that they do not meet the more-than-100-person threshold.
- The risk of transmission is present where there are gatherings of people, regardless of the number. As such, Mossel Bay Municipalities has suspended or cancelled all non-essential gatherings and meetings.
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