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No more masks, border controls as SA repeals some health regulations
Wed, 16 June 2022
The South African government have published updated health regulations related to COVID-19 which drop the existing sections related to mask wearing, border controls and limits on gatherings with immediate effect.
Minister of Health Joseph Phaahla signed a regulation update published in the government gazette on Wednesday 22 June 2022 repealing sections 16A, 16B and 16C of the most recent 4 May amendments to the “Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions” (see links below).
According to the update, Regulation 16A regarding the “Wearing of face masks to contain the spread of Covid-19” has been repealed in its entirety.
Regulation 16B regarding the “Regulation of gatherings to contain the spread of Covid-19”, which placed limits of gatherings has been repealed in its entirety.
Regulation 16C regarding the “Regulation of persons entering the country to contain the spread of Covid-19”, which required either PCR tests or a vaccination certificate to enter the country has been repealed in its entirety.
Government communications have issued a media advisory noting a briefing on Thursday at 11am regarding the outcomes of the latest cabinet meeting, where the changes are expected to be officially announced.
The live stream of this briefing will be available on this page.
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