During a media briefing on 1 May 2020 Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula made reference to, the Regulations section 16(5), "Any persons who was not at their place of residence, or work before the lockdown period and who could not travel between provinces, metropolitan and district areas during the lockdown, will be permitted, on a once-off basis, to return to their places of residence or work and will be required to stay in such place until the end of Alert Level 4."
Minister Mbalula and the DG provided clarity:
• The window of opportunity to travel between provinces, municipal and district areas is from 1 to 7 May 2020
• In terms of the Regulations, tenants may not move and the removal sector i.e. furniture removal vans are not included in Alert Level 4 (42 minutes into the media briefing video)
• The DG confirmed that doctors, as an example, of people starting new job on 1 May (i.e. being an essential worker) or for people taking advantage of the window of opportunity to move back to their places of residence between 1 – 7 May and may use their private vehicles to move their goods. (1 hour 40 minutes into the media briefing)