The lockdown, is government’s bid to contain and slow down the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
Individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strictly controlled circumstances, such as to seek medical care, buy food, medicine and other supplies or to collect social grants.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that SA would be on national lockdown which will take effect on Thursday, March 26 at midnight.
Thursday midnight will be at 00:00. This means Friday, March 27 is the first day of lockdown.
Self-isolation is a way to keep yourself from possibly infecting others if you think you might be infected. It involves limiting contact with public places, relatives, friends, colleagues, and public transport.
Anyone who tests positive will immediately be notified and put into quarantine at home or at a facility designated to manage the outbreak. You will then remain in quarantine until repeat testing shows you no longer have the virus.
As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 lockdown
Stay informed and in touch
Prepare for possible illness
Take everyday preventive steps
Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms:
If caring for a sick household member, follow recommended precautions and monitor your own health