- The City of Tshwane has closed a number of recreational facilities in line with the adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations.
- A number of recreational resorts have also been closed.
- Nature reserves will remain open, but certain activities have been banned.
The City of Tshwane has closed a number of recreational facilities, including swimming pools, picnic areas and camp sites, in line with adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations which were gazetted on Tuesday.
On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the government's decision to move back to a Level 3 lockdown amid rising Covid-19 infections. He said the decision was necessary because of the spike.
As of 29 December, South Africa recorded 1 021 451 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 27 568 Covid-19-related deaths.
Several areas were also identified as hotspots and Tshwane was one of them.
- Fountains Valley
- Zwartkop Lapa
- Bronkies Angling
- Die Draai
- Joos Becker Caravan Park
- Rietvlei Angling
The following nature reserves will remain open between 09:00 and 18:00:
- Austin Roberts
- Faerie Glen
The City said these facilities will only be open for self-drive game viewing, hiking and mountain bike trails. Picnic sites and bird hides, however, will be closed at all nature reserves.
Also, in line with the new regulations, no alcohol will be allowed during self-drive game viewing, hikes and mountain bike trails.
All dams, municipals swimming pools, camping and picnic areas will be closed until further notice.
- Compiled by Alex Mitchley
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