Botswana

Lifting of Liquor Restrictions (4)

Government Notice 371 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 94 on 4 September 2020

  • Assented to on 3 September 2020
  • Commenced on 4 September 2020

  • [Up to date as at 4 September 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 lifted the ban on the sale of liquor and the ban on the consumption of liquor in public places, 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 on-site consumption at the following licensed premises –(aa)bar liquor,(bb)liquor depot, and(cc)club liquor, and(ii)a restaurant licensed under the Trade Act and a bar licensed under the Liquor Act shall sell intoxicating liquor for on-site consumption;(b)a distributor liquor and wholesale liquor licensee shall sell liquor to a liquor licensee (liquor trader) only; and(c)a traditional beer licensee shall sell traditional beer as set out in the Schedule:Provided that —(i)intoxicating liquor shall be sold for on-site 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 and 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
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
Restaurant bar Monday to Sunday (including a public holiday which falls on Monday to Sunday) 1200 hours to 2100 hours
Discotheque/nightclub Closed Closed
Temporary liquor Closed Closed
Traditional beer
Liquor depot Monday to Saturday (including a public holiday which falls on Monday to Saturday) 1200 hours to 1700 hours

Government Notice No. 312 of 2020 is hereby revoked.Dr. Malaki Tshipayagae,Director of Health Services.

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