Rorisang Kgosana
3 minute read
2 Dec 2021
5:51 pm

Unvaccinated still welcome in restaurants and shops, for now

Rorisang Kgosana

SA's eateries aren't ready to follow other parts of the world, where "no vaccine, no entry" rules have already become commonplace.

Unvaccinated customers would not be turned away at restaurants or shops just yet. Picture: iStock

South Africa’s unvaccinated shoppers and foodies don’t have to worry about being denied entry to shops and restaurants just yet, with local eateries and retailers saying they respect their customers' freedom of choice. Countries around the world have introduced mandatory vaccines for staff and even customers. In the USA, restaurant operator Union Square Hospitality group and other restaurant owners have made it mandatory for their customers to be jabbed, refusing to serve those who have not been inoculated. Locally by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) proposed a similar hard line earlier this week, calling for tight restrictions...