Compiled by CDH’s Employment Law team
A new year brings with it a new strain of COVID-19. In light of the new, more contagious strain of COVID-19, on 28 December 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would move to an adjusted level 3 with immediate effect. The Adjusted Level 3 Regulations (AL3 Regulations) were gazetted on 29 December 2020 and contain further restrictions and stricter penalties for non-compliance with a view to curbing the spread of the virus while retaining a functioning economy insofar as possible. The purpose of this guide is to assist employers in complying with their obligations in terms of the AL3 Regulations, including advice in relation to considerations pertaining to the recommencement of work in 2021.