Real estate industry under level 3
As was confirmed during our Presidents address to the Nation on the 24th of May 2020, all provinces and districts will move into Level 3 of the phased easing of the lockdown, as from the 1 st of June 2020.
We are elated that the draft provisions (Table 2) and as confirmed in the President’s address, state that all sectors of the economy can open subject to social distancing and precautions via a workplace plan. Working from home is still encouraged if possible, especially for vulnerable persons.
The draft regulations do seem to be only an amendment of the regulations of the 29th of April 2020 and not to a replacement. The requirement regarding permits seems to currently still be an obligation that all businesses must adhere to when they start to function and trade during the Lockdown.
We refer you to the REBOSA pdf document which has been distributed to members where you can view their suggested Estate agent roperty viewing protocol and Work Place Plan which incorporates screening and social distancing for agents.