UASA welcomes the call by Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa to keep South Africa under alert lockdown level 1 during Easter, 2 – 5 April 2021. We also welcome the adjustments that have been put in place to make sure that the country remains cautious and the spread of Covid-19 is minimised.
Last year most people spent Easter apart from their loved ones and we believe that South Africans will be vigilant when taking to the roads this year.
We welcome the decision to keep recreational areas open as this will help the leisure and tourism sector recover from the economic devastation of the pandemic.
UASA takes note of the alcohol sales ban over the Easter weekend. We believe the ban will limit road accidents and lessen pressure on the health system as people travel between provinces.
South Africa is not yet ready to return to life as before the pandemic and while we wait for the vaccine roll-out plan, we urge our members and South Africans in general to be cautious and, if possible, avoid travelling altogether. We can’t afford a third wave.
We must observe all health and safety measures, including wearing face masks, washing and sanitising our hands and keeping our distance at all times. Staying safe is of the utmost importance.
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