The City of Cape Town has announced that it will close all beaches along Cape Town coastline from 24 March 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Until further notice, all beaches will be closed for all activities be it on the beach itself or in the water. Thus, as from 24 March 2020 the following are prohibited:
- recreational fishing
- any other beach or water-based activity
Law enforcement will be doing patrols at Cape Town’s beaches to ensure this restriction is adhered to. Lifeguards will remain stationed on the beaches to assist the Law Enforcement Department. There will, however, be no flags to indicate demarcated swimming areas, in line with the new regulation.
The Shark Spotting Programme will also be stopping all shifts and no Shark Spotters will be on duty at any beaches as of 17:00 on 23 March 2020.