YOUR ROLE IN FIGHTING
COVID-19

MY PLEDGE

HOW CAN YOU AS MY CUSTOMER/ PATRON SUPPORT ME TO PROTECT MY LICENCE TO TRADE?

  • Respect my trading conditions and trading hours
  • Do not drink and drive, or drink and walk
  • Inform me of any underage individuals in my outlet
  • Inform me if there are pregnant women in my outlet
  • Do not urinate outside my outlet
  • Do not remove alcohol from my ‘on consumption’ outlet OR consume alcohol in my ‘off consumption’ outlet
  • Do not fight with or harass any of my customers/patrons or neighbours
  • Do not park in front of my outlet, or obstruct my neighbours’ access
  • Do not engage in unruly behaviour or loitering outside my outlet

AS AN OUTLET OWNER, I PLEDGE TO TRADE RESPONSIBLY BY:

  • Adhering to my trading conditions and trading hours
  • Not serving alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 18
  • Not serving alcohol to patrons who have had too much to drink
  • Not being a disturbance/nuisance to the community in which I operate
  • Discouraging my patrons from drinking and driving
  • Discouraging my patrons from walking alone when they have been drinking
  • Encouraging respectful behaviour amongst my patrons
  • Taking a zero-tolerance approach for any forms of violence or harassment taking place inside my outlet
  • Support liquor inspectors and any other regulatory officials during site visits to my premises

CONTENTS

Your role in fighting Covid-19What is an off-consumption license?Social distancing + your business

Opening as an off-consumption outlet

Stopping the spread: Your responsibility to customers

Stopping the spread: Your responsibility to employees

What if an employee gets Covid-19?

What the law says about liquor

The law in South Africa 

The law in your province

GlossaryHelplines + info
01

YOUR ROLE

IN FIGHTING COVID-19
As a liquor trader, you already know how to help your community to enjoy responsibly. Now more than ever, they need your help as we all work together to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Consulting government guidelines and industry operation procedures, Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education ( Aware.org) has put together all that you need to know about what’s legal, advisable, and essential for those selling alcohol in the time of social distancing
02

WHAT IS AN

OFF-CONSUMPTION LICENSE?
Under Lockdown Level 3, all liquor traders will be granted offconsumption licenses. Here’s what that means for your business
An off-consumption license allows the sale of liquor that will not be drunk in the place where it it is sold, such as a liquor store. Under Lockdown Level 3, traders may operate as off-consumption stores. This liquor must be sold only to the public and not to any person under the age of 18, licensed or unlicensed, intending to use it for business purposes.
As an off-consumption trader, you must ensure that there is no loitering outside your premises and that people buy their alcohol and then go straight home. For more information, turn to “What the Law Says about Liquor” at the back of the booklet.
 Remember 
Alcohol may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18.
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