WHAT EMERGENCY REPAIR AND RECOVERY SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?

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Published: May 2, 2020

Does your business offer repair and related emergency services listed here?

The following business activities are permitted under repair and related emergency services unless otherwise specified:

  • Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services
  • Emergency repair work, including plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, glaziers, roof repair work
  • Emergency automobile repairs for all persons

 

In addition, the following is permitted under retail:

  • Hardware, components and supplies
  • Components for vehicles undergoing emergency repairs

 

The following services are permitted under the supply chains:

  • Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery and critical maintenance and repair of goods and services (including components and equipment required for the production or rendering of permitted goods and services

 

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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