COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

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What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • A respiratory illness similar to flu (cough, fever, fatigue and aching body/muscles). More commonly than flu, it can become severe causing viral pneumonia (difficulty breathing).

  • 4 out of 5 people will have a mild illness and recover without treatment. The elderly and those with underlying health conditions have increased risk of severe illness. Cases in children are rare.

How does it spread?

  • The Coronavirus spreads from one person to another through respiratory droplets, by direct contact with infected persons or by contact with contaminated objects and surfaces.

COVID-19 Resources

  • 25 March 2020 - Final Lockdown Regulations - Read HERE

  • 23 March 2020 - Latest Confirmed Cases: Minister of Health - Read HERE

  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - Read HERE

  • What do you do when you have come into contact with someone that was diagnosed with the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Read HERE

  • For those who have come into contact with confirmed positive and suspected cases – Read HERE

  • Workplace Preparedness for COVID-19: Department of Employment and Labour - Read HERE

  • Travel Advisory in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Department of International Relations and Cooperation - Read HERE

  • Final Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: Ministry of Health - Read HERE

  • Biometrics Systems Disabled: Western Cape Government - Read HERE

  • Online Shopping - you can shop from home in certain areas. The service has an app that can be downloaded to your phone

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