What Level 3 means for restaurants

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
by Lauren Goldman


A few days ago, the government announced that the whole of South Africa would be moving down to Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown from Monday, 1 June. This will allow most sectors to operate more fully, albeit still under certain guidelines. Here are the three new services restaurants may now offer:

What to know about food collection and alcohol sales by restaurants 

You can read more about the Level 3 lockdown regulations here.

As a restaurant, can I still operate a relief kitchen and receive funding from the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund?

Yes! South Africa has long had a food shortage and many people go hungry every day. As our economy slowly reopens, we believe it’s important not to lose sight of the goodwill that has arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you continue to operate fully as a relief kitchen or whether you decide to use some of your resources to run a delivery service while still providing meals to those in need, restaurants can still apply for funding from the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund. All funding is subject to terms and conditions and is dependent on how many meals for the needy are produced each day. To apply for funding, go here. 

We need everyone’s help to support our ailing restaurant industry and to feed the hungry in our country, so we also ask every diner to consider making a donation. Click here to donate.

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