WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYMENT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?

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Published: May 2, 2020

The following activities within private household employment are permitted unless otherwise specified:

  • Live-in staff, and staff providing care to the:
    • sick,
    • mentally ill,
    • elderly,
    • people with disabilities, and
    • children

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.

 

For general safety tips for e-Hailing (click here) and taxis and buses (click here)

 

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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