ECLB URGES LIQUOR TRADERS TO BE VIGILANT FOR THE THIRD WAVE COVID 19 OUTBREAK
In view of the looming Third Wave and recent proclamation of Adjusted Level 2 Lockdown, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board urges all liquor traders to adhere to Covid 19 health protocols, which include social distancing, wearing of masks and hand washing (sanitising).
The Adjusted Level 2 Covid 19 lockdown regulations stipulate that off-site consumption liquor outlets are permitted to sell liquor as per normal trading times, on-site consumption liquor outlets, including taverns, bars and restaurants are permitted to sell liquor until 10 pm, daily.
We also encourage liquor traders to strictly comply with the regulations in order to prevent the rapid spread of Covid 19 and ensure that communities are protected. It is important to remind liquor traders that continued non-compliance with the Lockdown regulations may result in the banning of liquor sales, which has serious ramifications for the liquor industry business.
We further urge communities to report illegal liquor trading by reporting to the Eastern Cape Liquor Board Complaints Toll-Free number 0800 000 420 or use WhatsApp 067 4189 565.
For more information, please contact the ECLB Spokesperson Dr Mgwebi Msiya
To all media
03 June 2021