THE SOL Plaatje Municipality’s public pleasure resorts will be “out of bounds” for day visitors over the festive season holidays – in line with the Disaster Management Act regulations for alert Level 1 of the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Sol Plaatje spokesperson Sello Matsie said, however, that there would be “limited access” for visitors who wanted to sleep over at the municipal pleasure resorts, provided that prior bookings were made.
“The decision will be effective from Tuesday, December 1 up until January 3; in line with the lockdown regulations to ensure the safety of the public in preventing the spread of the coronavirus,” said Matsie.
He added that all entrance gates to the resorts would be locked and monitored by the resorts’ access controllers.
“A list of patrons who have booked accommodation for the duration of the festive season will be kept and availed as and when required.”
Matsie stressed that employees and patrons would be required to comply with Covid-19 regulations at all times.
“Tags will be used to identify patrons who need to enter and leave the resorts. Lifeguards will be stationed at the resorts’ pools for those who will be staying at the resorts,” added Matsie.
He said that a decision was taken to ensure that measures were in place to prevent large crowds from congregating at the resorts over the festive season holidays. “It was not an easy choice, but we had no option but to make this decision.”