A national lockdown is a state of emergency where people's movements are restricted to certain places. During a lockdown, you cannot go to social events or leave your home without a valid reason (like to buy food, seek medical attention or collect a grant payment).
All businesses will be closed except the following:
- Supermarkets (for basic foodstuffs)
- Pharmacies (for medical equipment)
- Hospitals and clinics (including labs)
- Petrol stations
- Companies involved in making or distributing food, basic goods, and medical supplies.
You will also be expected to stay at home except if you are any of the following:
- Healthcare worker
- Emergency personnel
- Security guard or offer security services
- Police or traffic officer
- Maintenance worker (for water, electrical and telecommunications services)
It is important to adhere to the governmental regulations during a lockdown because you may be prosecuted if you don't.
Use the following resources in your country to stay informed:
- National Toll-free COVID-19 outbreak hotline (24hrs): 0800 029 999
- National Department of Health COVID-19 WhatsApp line: 0600 123 456
- National COVID-19 Online Resource and News Portal: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
- Kenya Ministry of Health hotline numbers: 0800 721 316 / 0732 353 535 / 0729 471 414
- Kenya COVID-19 Information: https://www.health.go.ke/
- Safaricom COVID-19 information line: *719#