People longing for the beaches of Cape Town will have to wait before they can set foot in the cold waters of the Atlantic.
The Cape Town Metro Council said on inquiry that it could not say when the beaches and other public places would be reopened.
In doing so, the national must first provide guidelines, after which local governments can continue to open public places.
Meanwhile, more than 4,900 people have already signed a petition by 13:30 on Friday asking surfers to allow the authorities to practice their sport during the state of restriction.
They ask Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa and Alan Winde, Prime Minister of the Western Cape, to help open beaches.
The surfers say in the petition they believe it is possible to open the beaches for surfing in the Western Cape because they maintain a healthy distance from one another at all times while in the water.