Informal restaurants, shisanyamas can sell hot food for home delivery

Informal restaurants may not sell cooked food unless it is for home delivery ander relaxed regulations that allow a slew of small businesses to reopen.
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Informal restaurants and shisanyamas have been given permission to operate under level 4 of the lockdown – but can sell cooked food for home deliveries ordered telephonically or online only.

Small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has amended regulations on what small and microbusinesses can sell. The changes were published in the Government Gazette dated May 12.

Affected businesses include:

• Small bakeries and confectioneries.

• Small hardware stores.

• Informal restaurants and shisanyamas for home deliveries only.

• Artisanry businesses that render emergency repairs, such as plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, glaziers, roof repairers, tow trucksers, vehicle recovery and car repairs (motor mechanics). These include small vehicle-service centres or workshops, small-scale motor body repair shops and fitment centres.

• Sole traders within the clothing and textiles and confectionery business.

• Co-operatives operating under permitted businesses in line with the regulations.

Formal and informal small businesses will be required to take steps to limit the spread of and infection by Covid-19. Anyone entering the premises has to wear a cloth face mask or item covering the nose and mouth.

An employer must provide every employee who may come into direct contact with members of the public as part of the employee’s duties, with a cloth face mask, a home-made item or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth.”

Businesses operating would need a valid business licence or permit to trade.

Informal restaurants and shisanyamas “may not sell cooked food unless it is for home deliveries and the orders are placed telephonically or online,” according to the gazette.




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