Alcohol will be bought and sold again in South Africa from Monday when level 3 of the isolation period is introduced. The SAB has now introduced various measures to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus during level 3.
“The industry has been working together on various solutions and measures to ensure that outlets can trade responsibly from June 1 and adhere to the strict Covid-19 security protocol,” said Zoleka Lisa, vice president of corporate affairs at SAB , said in a statement.
“As an industry, much has been thought about how outlets such as taverns, microbreweries, distilleries and wine sellers can be included in the regulations, and that taverns with the right support are recognized as a [outlet] in which trade can be safely conducted. This will minimize the risk of distribution of Covid-19, while economic activity can still resume, ”Lisa said.
The SAB has now introduced security measures specifically for taverns. This includes providing personal protective equipment such as masks, face shields and hand cleaners to taverns across the country.
According to Lisa, tavern owners will be further informed about the importance of responsible alcohol intake and the “do’s and don’ts” of trading during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As South Africa resumes the sale of level 3 alcohol, SAB wants to remind traders to fully comply with safety protocol when selling to members of the public, and for consumers to drink responsibly and moderately in the safety of their homes,” said Lisa.