The national COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa aims to reduce the movement of people to help contain the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.

Members of the public are urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary. This will help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus to you, your loved ones, fellow passengers, the elderly and other members of the community who are vulnerable. 

MyCiTi and Golden Arrow bus services, minibus-taxis, metered-taxis and e-hailing service providers are allowed to operate throughout the day during level 3.

Public transport services can carry 100% of their loading capacity except for long-distance services which are allowed to only carry up to 70% of their loading capacity.  

Commuter rail services are not operational yet. Dial-a-Ride services will continue to operate for essential users.


Take these precautions if you need to travel

If you need to travel to shop for food or access healthcare, you must take these precautions:



Do not use public transport if you are sick or older than 60 years



Avoid contact with others and stay 2 metres away from fellow passengers



Wash your hands often with soap for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before and after travelling



Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow



Do not touch your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth



Limit contact with common surfaces like hand rails and vehicle doors, and wash your hands as soon as you can



Wear a face mask for extra protection against the spread of the virus



Open the windows of the vehicle



Use exact fares to limit contact with conductors and money


National COVID-19 Hotline: 0800 029 999

Provincial COVID-19 hotline: 021 928 4102

WhatsApp "Hi" to 060 012 3456 for information about COVID-19

For more information about how to stay safe, visit