NATIONAL NEWS - Restaurants may open on Monday 29 June with no limitations on the number of guests accommodated, but subjected to strict adherence of all health protocols and a ban on the sale of liquor.
Among others, guests must be screened prior to entry, continued sanitising measures must be in place, and there must be a 1,5m distance between tables.
Chairperson of the Restaurants Association of South Africa (Rasa), Wendy Alberts, welcomed the news.
"We now only await the signed directions.
"In respect of the restrictions on the sale of alcohol, the minister(of Tourism) has stated that it is in the purview of the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), and I have already instructed our attorneys to address a letter dealing with the in- store consumption of alcohol.
"For now we take the win and look forward to rebuilding the industry that we all love.
"We personally thank our minister of Tourism for her tireless efforts to open the restaurants under these favourable conditions."
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