Covid-19 has many of us feeling like we’re learning a whole new language – and then there are the legal terms that can sometimes feel confusing. This list of words and their meanings might help to explain some of what we’ve talked about in this booklet.

Cough etiquette
This is a name for the actions you can take to avoid the spread of illness to others when coughing or sneezing.
Liquor outlet
Any store licensed to sell alcohol.
A license that allows a liquor outlet to sell alcohol to be used or enjoyed at home or elsewhere, like a liquor store or a distributor
A license that allows a liquor outlet to sell alcohol that can be enjoyed in the area where it was sold such as bars and restaurants
PPE – Personal Protection Equipment
Any protective garment – including helmet, goggles, and masks – to protect the person wearing it. In this booklet, we refer to antiviral PPE: facemasks, face shields, disposable gloves, and other items to protect the wearer and others from Covid-19.

PPE – Personal Protection Equipment
This is the act of giving alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 years, which is illegal even if the alcohol has been bought legally, as per the law in South Africa.
Social distancing
Keeping a distance of at least 1.5 metres is one of the most effective ways to avoid transmission of Covid-19. Whenever possible, stop the spread by encouraging social distancing and ensuring that others follow this rule.


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

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