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Electricity079 873 4451
Water 082 338 0963
Fire Brigade028 212 3727
Fraud hotline0800 701 701
Caledon Hospital028 212 1070
Law Enforcement082 836 8226
Police028 214 3900
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Electricity 079 873 4451
Water 082 338 0963
Fire Brigade 028 212 3727
Fraud hotline 0800 701 701
Caledon Hospital 028 212 1070
Law Enforcement 082 836 8226
Police 028 214 3900
ESKOM 0800 701 701

Coronavirus

COVID-19 - All you need to know

The Department of Health has world-class surveillance systems in place to rapidly identify and detect any cases in the Western Cape. This includes the screening and monitoring of anyone with a relevant travel history and close contacts with the affected areas.


Frequently Asked Questions:
Health  |  Business and Events  |  Community Safety  |  Schools  |  Social Services  |  Tourism and Travel


Social distancing guidelines

  • Do not leave your house unless it’s essential.
  • Do not attend school or classes as of Wednesday, 18 March until after Easter.
  • Do not attend gatherings of more than 100 people
  • Greet people using your elbows or feet.
  • Keep your house as clean as possible and disinfect utensils, surfaces, floors and furniture.
  • Avoid using the same utensils and bathroom facilities as a sick person.
  • Make sure you disinfect your bathroom area as droplets can be transmitted
  • Open windows and doors to let fresh air inside at all times.
  • Avoid going out to restaurants, clubs, malls and other public spaces.
  • Check on your loved ones through social media and your smartphone.
  • Hold out on any non-essential physical socialising like going on a date or partying with friends.
  • Cancel any playdates and playground time for the kids.

 

AVOID USE CAUTION SAFE TO DO
Group gatherings
Sleep overs
Play-dates
Concerts
Theatre outings
Athletic events
Crowded Retail Malls
Workouts and Gyms
Non-essential workers in your house
Mass Transit System
Visit local restaurant
Visit grocery store
Get take out
Pick up medication
Visit the library
Religious services
Traveling
Take a walk
Go for a hike
Gardening
Play in you gardern
Clean out closet
Read a good book
Listen to music
Cook a meal
Family game night
Go for a drive
Group video chats
Stream a favorite show
Check on a friend
Check on elderly neighbours

 


COVID-19 Crisis funding support for South African businesses





DSD to increase reach in nutritional relief during COVID-19 Pandemic


The Department of Social Development (DSD) has made an additional R35 million available for food relief programmes from Provincial Treasury allocations, to widen our existing nutritional safety net to reach an extra estimated 215 520 beneficiaries with cooked meals and food parcels, as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. This is over and above its existing daily provision of food to approximately 100 000 people.

The 50 000 extra food parcels, which will support an average household for one month, will be distributed to households who meet the following qualifying criteria:

  • Households affected by COVID-19 infections in the following instances:
  • A member/s of the family who tested positive for the virus and are in isolation in their homes.
  • A household where a member of the family who tested positive for the virus and who have insufficient means to sustain themselves during the lockdown period.
  • A person who is on medication or who suffers from a chronic illness and have insufficient means to sustain themselves, and was assessed and referred by a local clinic or registered health practitioner.
  • A person and their household who have insufficient means to sustain themselves during the lockdown period who was referred by a registered humanitarian relief agency, registered NPO or a local municipality, and assessed by DSD. In this instance, persons not yet in receipt of SASSA grants, including the elderly, child headed houses, grant awaiting beneficiaries will be prioritised.

Existing Nutritional Relief:

The Department currently provides nutritional support via 72 targeting feeding sites reaching 6 520 beneficiaries, and 20 Community Nutritional Development Centres reaching 5 000 beneficiaries. In order to upscale the reach, the Department has partnered with NGOs, to provide relief to an additional 10 000 beneficiaries. The total reach for the provision of food parcels and cooked meals through these existing networks is 21 520.

While ECDs’ core business remains closed, the Department has asked the ECD centres it funds to reopen their kitchens, so that feeding may continue to up to 80 000 vulnerable children across the province. So far approximately 700 of these kitchens have started doing so. DSD funded residential facilities such as child and youth care centres, old age homes, residential facilities for people with disabilities; drop-in-centres and other programmes, are providing daily nutrition to nearly 40 000 beneficiaries.

How can organisations or individuals channel their offers of donations?

Organisations or individuals can make use of the call centre on the details provided below or email covid19donate@westerncape.gov.za. These details will then be captured and channelled to the relevant officials for processing.

How can individuals or organisations make contact with the Department?

Members of the public can phone 0800 220 250 for DSD general queries, and 0860 142 142 for donation requests and offers between 7am and 4pm (Monday-Friday), send a Please Call Me to 079 769 1207, or email covid19donate@westerncape.gov.za

These queries will then be routed to the relevant programme offices within the Department.

We further wish to alert the public that we have been receiving very high call volumes with long waiting times, and thus appeal to individuals not use these channels to report law enforcement issues, as these calls could put people who need assistance by the Department at further risk by increasing their waiting time.

We urge all citizens to obey the rules and regulations of the lockdown, to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 in our communities.

For more information, please refer to the Western Cape Department’s Website below:

https://www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/social-development

Report to Caucus 13th April 2020  |  DSD to increase reach in nutritional relief during Covid19 Pandemic  |  Targeted Feeding Site List 2019-2020


LOCKDOWN LEARNING


Matrics: Online learning resources are now available to you, to ensure you don’t get behind with your studies this year.

The Western Cape Government has launched an EPortal: www.wcedeportal.co.za. The first step is to REGISTER your details on the site. Then you can start downloading study material. Logging in is FREE on all cellphone networks (it doesn’t require any data to use this site). The Western Cape Education Department will upload content as more resources are developed.

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Matrieks: Aanlyn-hulpbronne is nou beskikbaar om jou te ondersteun met jou studies.

Die Wes-Kaap Regering het hierdie webwerf geskep wat die nodige studie materiaal bevat: www.wcedeportal.co.za. REGISTREER jou besonderhede op die webwerf. Dan kan jy die studiemateriaal aflaai. Dit is GRATIS om te gebruik op alle selfoonnetwerke (jy benodig nie data om toegang tot die webwerf te kry nie). Die Wes-Kaap Onderwysdepartement sal inhoud oplaai sodra meer hulpbronne ontwikkel word.

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Kubafundi be-Matriki: Umsebenzi wokufunda ozifumaneka kwi-intanethi uyafumaneka ngoku kuni, ukuqinisekisa anishiyekeli mva nezifundo zenu kulonyaka.

INtshona Kapa isungule i-e-Portal www.wcedeportal.co.za. Ngoko ke inyathelo lokuqala kukubhalisa incukacha zakho kwisayithi. Emva koko ungaqala ukukhuphele umsebenzi wokufunda. Ukungena kwisayithi leyo kusimahla kuzozonke iinethiwekhi zeselfowuni (ayifuni naluphi na uhlobo lokusetyenziswa kwedatha). ISebe leMfundo leNtshona Koloni liya kulayisha izibonelelo zokufunda njengoko ziyakube ziphuhliswa.

#CoronavirusAware #FlattenTheCurve #StopTheSpread #LockdownSA


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Last published 17 April 2020