The lockdown restrictions will be eased next week, but this is by no means an invitation to spark a free-for-all. Level 3 does allow for a relaxed version of lockdown to take place, but citizens of South Africa have been asked to play their part in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

Public gatherings and close contact within groups is strictly forbidden at Level 3. A number of businesses will also be prohibited from opening their doors at the next stage, too. President Ramaphosa says he trusts the public to act responsibly, but we’ve all got to play by the rules.

President Ramaphosa: Public gatherings and other high-risk activities, especially those that involve close contact between large numbers of people, remain prohibited to prevent the spread of the coronavirus #Covid19inSA pic.twitter.com/I9vuExtrl4

Only in Level 2 will people be allowed to cross freely between provincial borders. But, there is one small exception. Those travelling by plane for business can go to a different province during Level 3.

Home Affairs say that people can leave South Africa if they match these exceptional criteria. For an overwhelming majority of us, that will not apply. No-one can leave SA for leisurely pursuits.

Yes, Level 3 lockdown allows us more freedom. No, this doesn’t mean we can get the gang together for a knees-up. People are still advised to refrain from social activity. Keep it on FaceTime.

Don’t try and get smart by “inviting” your friends to a conference or business event. They’re also prohibited at Level 3.

Although alcohol will return to supermarket shelves next week, this does not mean that our pubs and bars will open their doors too. In fact, none of us will set foot in a watering hole for months to come… (*sobs*)

We’re nowhere near anything like the life we knew before coronavirus. Like bars, cinemas and theatres are closed indefinitely.

Exercise is now permitted at all times during the day, but this must be done outdoors and in a sensible fashion. Gyms and recreational centres won’t open during Level 3 of lockdown.

You may have heard that some parts of the accommodation industry will be opening their doors. They will only allow people travelling for business to stay with them, though.

We didn’t even need NDZ on this one. Ramaphosa says the cigarette ban is here to stay for Level 3.

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