Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Corona Virus Updates

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19 March 2020 South African Government orders all public places which trade with Alcohol to Close at 6pm

All bars, shebeens and SOME restaurants must close at 18:00 under strict new state rules
20:27 18/03/2020

As part of the Disaster Management Act, the government has just introduced strict new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster.

With immediate effect, all establishments - including bars, clubs, shebeens, and restaurants - that sell liquor must close at 18:00 on weekdays and Saturdays, and at 13:00 on Sundays and public holidays.

The establishments may only open at 09:00 the next morning.

The same regulations apply to all liquor stores.
All on-consumption premises selling liquor, including taverns, restaurants, and clubs, are not allowed to have more than 50 people at the same time - or must be closed with immediate effect.
These places must also adhere to strict hygienic conditions.
Hotels that sell liquor must also implement measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.
No special or events liquor licenses will be granted during the duration of the national state of disaster.

One owner of an upscale bar in Tshwane told Fin24 that the consequences of the new regulations would be devastating for his venture. The business has already deteriorated over the past week and he fears that he may default on his rent this month.

A Cape Town restaurant operator, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the new regulations discriminate against licensed restaurants by allowing unlicensed restaurants to trade without restrictions.


According to the above announcement, it seems that Woolies and Sunset Wines will stop trading alcohol at 6pm, but unWined pizza - (which is unlicensed) will not be affected. As for the other 2 venues, unWined Bar and C&C will have to close at 6pm.  Please contact the venues direct if u need to know exactly what they plan to do.

These are the most challenging times ever, but we have survived the ANC, the water crisis, the electricity. We WILL survive this. Payment 'Holidays' are starting to become a must, and this virus - as it was predicted to hit the world hard, WILL DISAPPEAR.  

We have to socially isolate ourselves, not forever, just for a short while, to reduce the curve. 

The time is now for us to reflect on this. How can we benefit from this time of a forced global shutdown? 

Start writing that book, or train (for a new sport) harder. Sort your home out, work on relationships, and SAVE your money. 

Or Work on your business plan for when we can go back to normal again.

Nobody knows how long this will last, but it will get worse before it gets better. Be prepared for it, take a deep breath, and think about everything you now can do (while this all happens).

Remember the famous saying:

"This too shall pass"

EVERYONE is in the same boat, 'payment holiday' will have to become the norm for the immediate future. 

NOW is the time for Sunset Beach to stay calm, stay focussed for when this is all over, and support each other where we can.

SBHOA Committee will keep meeting via ZOOM, so if u have any comments or suggestions for the up and coming meeting next week, pls send to 

All the best,

17 March 2020  A confirmed case of the Covid-19 virus was found in Sunset Beach.
A Spanish lady with COVID-19 stayed as a guest at both guest houses in Cinnamon House and Cape Sunset Villa. Both are now closed. Staff and guests are in self-isolation.
The Spanish woman came from Johannesburg and has since then returned - by car - to JHB.
Wishing them all the best in good health.

15 March  2020 Managing rising anxiety or stigma
We know that people may be feeling anxious, stressed or frightened. Here are some important things to take into account and share :
  • It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help, like friends, family or your fellow community members.
  • If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle, including proper diet, sleep, exercise. Keep up with loved ones at home by email and phone and connect with your larger Facebook community for support.
  • Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.
  • If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counselor. Have a plan on where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required.
  • Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as the WHO website or a local or state public health agency.
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10 March 2020 If you do one thing today — share this service

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20 February 2020  To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19.

However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimised supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. The World Health Organization is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

Watch this video to find out more about treatment available for COVID-19.