nCorona nCovid 19 Virus South Africa Guidelines

Posted by Gerhard Marais on

No-where can any propper guideline be found on this Topic in South Africa on the Web, so we might as well go ahead and prepare from a Risk Management perspective a Quick Guideline from the Top-down


Firstly do not overreact when you are reading this article. This information is based on actual multiple sources that are verified as true and correct and that is factual driven. Therefore to be clear look at these topics and align yourself soonest. From a Risk Management perspective, it is better to be prepared. Note you are not overreacting when you refuse certain customs like Hand Shaking or cancelling a meeting and arranging it on Skype etc... Think about it 

We ask that this information be shared to get the Public Notified. Stay Calm and get ready to deal with this in a systematic manner. 


Mentally prepare your family with regards to your expectations. What are you prepared to do? Put it into context, basics. Sharing of Information - What can be done and not be done. Limit exposure with other people in the Public. Avoid talking with People unless it is truly necessary and you know that they are not infected. Ensure you stock up with Food which is always a good idea at least 40 days. Avoid public transportation, at all cost, train, bus, taxi, uber. Stock up on a Good Quality Mask should you go out for any reason. Ensure that you make your neighbours aware that you will not take any visitors. Including your extended family. 


Avoid contact with your client and make sure your client understands that there will be a status quo chance with regards to meetings to limit exposure. And that you are doing this for not only your health but also for their health. Ensure that this is understood and that administrative controls are in place to ensure that business can continue. If you can move office workers to their homes do so to ensure they can stay productive. Monitoring of staff can be performed by email. And morning dual meetings via social media.  


Physical Labourers will need to be consulted. Ensure that consultation with the Union is performed at the earliest. As some might now to mitigate this disease will take priority. Keep in mind this statement "Life over Limb" when discussing this with unions. Health and Safety of workers take priority. And when the disease breaks you will need to know when to lock your business or when to move the offices. Be transparent if this is not understood the onus will still be on you if you stay open and people get sick and transmit the disease.



When you feel sick in the morning ensure that your phone into the company. Immediately go to Hospital. Keep your employer informed on your condition as far as possible. Follow your doctor treatment plan. Once you are out of Quarantine meaning that you stayed home you should find out when you can go back to work.


All information is best shared with ease of information flow. Utilising Whatsapp is the fastest to capture documentation and or report from employees.


Handwashing Guideline 

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

How to Wash your Hands

follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

If you require more information feel free to contact your Doctor (Medical Practitioner) Always consult a Medical Practioner. Stay informed and Aware. 


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