Nonzwakazi Cekete
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6 Mar 2021
9:01 am

Activities you can do under lockdown level 1

Nonzwakazi Cekete

Here is a list of activities that you can do now that the country has eased restrictions and we have moved from lockdown level 3 to level 1

The government has eased the current lockdown restrictions and public places like beaches, dams, rivers, parks and public swimming pools have reopened. (Photo by Gallo Images/Shaun Roy)

This is the first weekend since President  Cyril Ramaphosa eased restrictions and moved the country from lockdown level 3 to level 1. What this means, is that life can slightly go back to normal and activities can resume but under strict Covid-19 regulations.

“A year after the virus first reached our shores, we have a clear path towards containing infections and, ultimately, overcoming the disease,” said the president during a “family meeting” this past Sunday.

“The country has now clearly emerged from the second wave.”

With the curfew no kicking in at 11pm, here is a list some of things you and your family can get up to, without compromising your health, and still have fun:

  • Gatherings are now allowed but don’t go out looking for a party. Rather host a braai for your family and a few friends you haven’t seen in a while for a catch up.
  • Visit your favourite restaurant and enjoy a hearty meal. The numbers have dropped and that gives you an opportunity to eat out, if you had reservations. Remember to observe social distancing.
  • Take your kids to the zoo to see the animals. Remember during the hard lockdown how you longed to do the small things that matter – this is one of them.  Game parks, botanical gardens and aquariums are also opened.
  • Go for a hike and connect with nature. In the process see how you can support local businesses around by buying memorabilia. Businesses need all the help to recover from the lockdown.
  • Clubs are still closed and it’s probably for the best. You can still go to your local lounge, shisa nyama or pub for a drink. But take the curfew into consideration.
  • If you are church-goer, go to your house of worship.
  • The cinemas and theatres are open so catch a show you’ve been longing to watch.
  • Finally, enjoy the last days of summer and go a swim. Public pools and beaches are opened and you can wrap it up with a picnic as public parks opened.

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