Members of the public are prohibited from transporting alcohol outside of level 3 trading hours, said SAPS national spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo.
Speaking on Cape Talk’s Afternoon Drive with John Maytham, Naidoo said that this means that transporting booze is prohibited on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
Naidoo added that only licensed traders are permitted to transport alcohol outside of trading hours for the purposes of restocking retail outlets.
“If a person is stopped at a roadblock during the weekend and found to have alcohol in their vehicle, they will be in contravention of the lockdown regulations,” he explained.
The sale of liquor in licensed premises will now be permitted as of the 1st of June 2020, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs said on Thursday.
Alcohol sales were prohibited for 66 days.
She said alcohol will be sold for a limited period between Mondays and Thursdays from 09h00 and 17h00.
However, onsite consumption is prohibited, and e commerce sales will be permitted subject to the same onsite trade days and times.