The directive and the workforce:
Specific exclusions – Table 3
International passenger air travel for leisure purposes
Passenger ships for recreational purposes
Attendance of any sporting events as spectators
International sporting events
Exclusions relating to public transport services are in directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport
Exclusions relating to education services are in directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education
Employers MUST – Table 3
Adhere to health protocols and social distancing measures
Return to work being phased-in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready
The return to work done in a manner that avoids and reduces risk of infection
Operation of Economic Sector – Section 62 page 12
Businesses with more than 100 employees, must where possible make provision to minimize the number of employees at the workplace through rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements, or similar measures in order to achieve social distancing and to limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace
Relevant health protocols and social distancing must be adhered to
Every employer MUST implement appropriate measures for employees who are over the age of 60 or those with co-morbidities to facilitate their safe return to work which may include special measure at the workplace to limit employee's exposure to COVID-19 infection and where possible for the employee to work from home.
Construction, Manufacturing, Business and financial services firms with more than 500 employees must adhere to the appropriate sector or workplace arrangements to address the following:
Provide, or arrange transport to their employees coming to site, or, where it is not possible, consider staggered working time arrangements
Stagger the return to work ensure workplace readiness and avoid travel congestion
Screen employees daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and refer the employee who displays symptoms for medical examination and testing where necessary
Submit data collected during the screening and testing process to the Director-General: Health
Compliance Officers – Section 63 page 13
Private and Public sector Industries, Businesses and Entities must:
designate a COVID-19 compliance officer who must oversee the
implementation of the plan
adherence to the standards of hygiene and health protocols
develop a work place plan for the phased in return of their employees prior to reopening the workplace (Annexure E) and must be retained for inspection and must contain the following information:
which employees are permitted to work
the plan for the phased in return of employees
health protocols are in place
details of the COVID-19 officer
phase in the return of their employees to manage the return of employees from other provinces
develop measures to ensure workplace meets the standard of health protocols, adequate space and social distancing
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