by Giulia Gasperoni
If you were planning a nice beach outing during the festive season… you might have to change your plans!
Beaches and public parks, in fact, will be closed on certain days in certain parts of the country.
• Eastern Cape and Garden Route (areas with highest infection rate): closed from 16th Dec to 3d Jan
• KwaZulu-Natal: closed on 16th, 25th, 26th and 31st Dec 2020 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Jan 2021
• Northern Cape and Western Cape (except Garden Route): open but from 9am to 6pm
Holidays are traditionally a time of togetherness and social gathering, so it was perhaps not so unexpected to see such restrictions - especially since our country seems to be facing the much dreaded second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let's hope these measures don't take too heavy a strain on our economy while keeping us safe!