MEDIA STATEMENT
 
For Immediate Release – 11 September 2020
 
RNM TO RE-OPEN BEACHES, LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS
 
At the RNM’s Joint Operation Centre (JOC) virtual meeting held today, the municipal leadership resolved that public amenities such as beaches, libraries and museums must be open to the public on 01 October 2020.
 
This decision was taken in consideration of several matters, including the fact that the country is under alert Level 2 which is meant to resuscitate the economy, amongst other things.
 
The opening of the public amenities will be undertaken under strict Covid-19 regulations as per Government Gazette which prescribes that all persons visiting beaches, libraries and museums must wear masks or face shields (except when involved in physical activity), maintain social distance and sanitise at all times. The municipality is also finalising the state of readiness of municipal staff to ensure that operations are efficient and effective. With regards to repairs of beach facilities, the municipality has regrettably learnt that some have been vandalised during the lockdown period. The municipality will assess the damage, develop a plan to effect repairs so that our beaches will be operational by the set date. END
 
For more information contact:
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 72 057 5387
+27 86 529 7121