Botswana

Liquor Restrictions

Government Notice 305 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 77 on 29 July 2020

  • Assented to on 29 July 2020
  • Commenced on 29 July 2020

  • [Up to date as at 29 July 2020]
  1. [Repealed by Ban on the Sale of Liquor (Government Notice 312 of 2020) on 5 August 2020]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that His Excellency the President acting in accordance with regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, has authorised the following liquor restrictions as set out below —
(a)a liquor licensee shall sell intoxicating liquor as set out in the Schedule:Provided that —(i)intoxicating liquor shall be sold for off-site (home) consumption, and(ii)a restaurant licensed under the Trade Act and a bar liquor licensed under the Liquor Act shall sell intoxicating liquor for off-site (home) consumption; and(b)a traditional beer licensee shall sell traditional beer as set out in the Schedule:Provided that —(i)intoxicating liquor shall be sold for off-site (home) consumption, and(ii)a licensee has satisfied the Director of Health Services, or any person authorised by the Director that he or she is able to comply with directions for the prevention of spread of COVID-19 issued by the Director of Health Services as published in the Government Gazette with the exception of the requirement to take record body temperature.

Schedule


Licence Days Hours
Liquor
Bar liquor Thursday to Saturday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Thursday to Saturday) 1200 hours to 1800 hours
Bottle store liquor Thursday to Saturday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Thursday to Saturday) 1000 hours to 1600 hours
Liquor depot Thursday to Saturday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Thursday to Saturday) 1200 hours to 1800 hours
Discotheque/ nightclub Closed Closed
Distributor liquor Monday to Wednesday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Monday to Wednesday) 0800 hours to 1600 hours
Wholesale liquor Monday to Wednesday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Monday to Wednesday) 0800 hours to 1600 hours
Club liquor Thursday to Saturday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Thursday to Saturday) 1200 hours to 1800 hours
Temporary liquor Closed Closed
Restaurant bar Thursday to Saturday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Thursday to Saturday) 1200 hours to 1800 hours
Liquor depot Monday to Saturday (including a Public Holiday which falls on Monday to Saturday) 1200 hours to 1700 hours

Government Notice No. 283 of 2020 is hereby revoked.Dr. Malaki Tshipayage,Director of Health Services.

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