WHAT ANIMAL, WILDLIFE AND PET CARE SERVICES ARE LISTED AS ESSENTIAL AND PERMITTED SERVICES UNDER LEVEL 4?

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Published: May 2, 2020

The following services are permitted under Health, Social and Personal Services: 

  • Veterinary services
  • Animal care
  • Wildlife management
  • Anti-poaching
  • Cleaning, sanitation, pest control, sewage, waste and refuse removal services

 

The following is permitted under retail and wholesale:

  • Animal feed

 

The following is permitted under Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fisheries

  • All agriculture, hunting, fishing, and bee-keeping, including preparation, cultivation, harvesting, storage, transport of live animals and auctions (subject to health directions) and related agricultural infrastructure and services (including research, inspection, certification and quality control)
  • All fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms, on such conditions as may be issued in directions.

 

Workplace Safety

All persons who are able to work from home should do so.

Anybody falling under the specific activities mentioned above can work outside the home and can travel to and from work under Alert Level 4.

This is subject to:
–        Strict health protocols, and social distancing rules;
–        Phased-in return to work to enable measures to make the workplace is COVID-ready
–        Returning to work to be done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection.

 

Anybody that is permitted to work outside their home under Level 4 must carry a Permit to Perform an Essential or Permitted Service (click here to download), issued by the head of the company or institution. This permit must always be accompanied by identification.

 

The Department of Small Business Development may issue further Directions related to small and micro enterprises, co-operatives, informal traders and spaza shops. (This question will be updated if such Directions are issued).

This is set out in the Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020, available here.

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