What is considered an essential product? (Level 5)

All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks, as determined by the National Department of Health.


Level Five: Permitted Retail and Service Operations; and Personal Movement:

  • Any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages and animal food, excluding the sale of cooked hot food;
  • Toilet Paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms;
  • Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective
  • Products for the care of babies and toddlers;
  • Personal toiletries, including hair care, body and face care products, roll-ons, deodorants, and dental care products;
  • Medical and Hospital Supplies, medicine, equipment and personal protective equipment;
  • Fuel, including coal, wood, paraffin and gas;
  • Airtime and electricity
  • Hardware, components and supplies required by any qualified tradespersons solely for the purpose of emergency repairs at residential homes;
  • Hardware, components and supplies required by any entity engaged in the provision of essential services for any project related to the provision of
    water, electricity or other essential services;
  • Components for vehicles undergoing emergency repairs where such vehicle is used by a person engaged in essential services work;
  • Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any these products;
  • Textiles required to produce face masks, and other personal protective equipment;
  • Children’s clothing;
  • Winter clothing bedding and heaters;
  • On-line delivery of ICT equipment to facilitate work-from-home arrangements including computers, mobile telephones and other home office equipment

No sale of liquor permitted

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