Health Directives relating to COVID-19
Government Notice 107 of 2020
- Published in Government Gazette 7189 on 23 April 2020
- Assented to on 21 April 2020
- Commenced on 23 April 2020
- [This is the version of this document from 23 April 2020 and includes any amendments published up to 17 November 2023.]
1. DefinitionsIn this directives a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Regulations has that meaning, and unless the context otherwise indicates -"aircraft" means aircraft as defined in section 1 of the Civil Aviation Act, 2016 (Act No. 6 of 2016);"COVID-19" means the coronavirus disease of 2019 which is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2);"isolation", in relation to COVID-19, means the separation of individuals who have tested positive from COVID-19 from individuals who have not contracted COVID-19;"self-quarantine" means staying home and away from other people as much as possible after exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19;"social distancing" means any number of measures taken to increase the physical space between people to slow the spread ofCOVID-19; and"the Regulations" means the State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations published under Government Notice No. 9 of 28 March 2020.
2. COVID-19 related deaths and funerals
3. COVID-19 awareness messages and campaignsThe Ministry should intensify public awareness messages and campaigns using all media avenues and platforms to reach every community member in all the regions.
4. Duties of providers of critical servicesProviders of critical services must -
5. Duties at airports, ports of entry, roadblocks and checkpoints
6. Reporting requirements
7. Public transport servicesOwners or operators of vehicles with which a transportation service is provided must provide alcohol-based hand sanitisers and adhere to the laws on overloading.
8. AuctionsSubject to regulation 5 of the Regulations, an auctioneer must put in place precautionary measures during livestock auctions to prevent transmission of the COVID-19.
9. Accommodation establishmentsThe owner or manager of an accommodation establishment must -
10. Shops, shopping mall and supermarketsShops, shopping mall and supermarkets must put measures in place to ensure and enhance hygiene at all times to protect their employees and customers, such as the provision of alcohol-based hand sanitisers and face masks for employees.
12. Soup kitchens
13. Residential care facilities for older persons
14. Alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation centres
15. Services at mental health facilities
17. Responsibilities of drivers of trucks or vehicles carrying goods
18. Access to quarantine facilityAccess to quarantine facility is only permitted to -
19. Isolation facilities
20. Offences and penalties
History of this document
23 April 2020 this version
21 April 2020