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Attending a funeral during the lockdown


Any person who wants to travel between a metropolitan, district area or province in order to attend a funeral or a cremation, will have to obtain a permit to do so.  Such a permit can be obtained from a local magistrate’s office or police station.

Only the following categories of people may obtain a permit to travel between a metropolitan or district area or province to attend a funeral or cremation:

In order to obtain a permit, the following must be produced to the magistrate, who is the head of the office of the magistrate’s court or the station commander of a police station (or such person designated by them):

Attendance at a funeral or cremation is limited to 50 people, provided that no night vigil shall be held and that all safety hygiene measures are strictly adhered to.