Please stay at home

PLEASE STAY AT HOME

As a result of the lockdown, all South Africans who do not work in essential services must stay at home. Staying at home can help stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). If you suspect that you are ill with Covid-19 or you test positively for Covid-19 then you must also self-isolate.

Who should self-isolate?

Everyone is being asked to stay at home, however, you must also stay at home for 14 days and self-isolate if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or live with someone who does.

We strongly advise that any person arriving from any country abroad (high risk or not) into a port of entry in the Western Cape should self-isolate for 14 days.

If you’re not sure if you need to stay at home, and you have symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), please contact the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 for advice on what to do next. Please always get a second opinion if you are at all concerned.

What must I do if I need medical help while I’m staying at home?

Under the lockdown, you can leave home to go to the doctor or pharmacy.

If you are self-isolating then, to protect others, do not go to places like a doctor, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 if you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home or if your condition gets worse.

If you need to get medical help not related to coronavirus, contact 10111.

For more information related to COVID 19 visit these websites:

     i.        National Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.za

    ii.        National Institute for Communicable Diseases: https://www.nicd.ac.za

  iii.        National Institute of Occupational Health: https://www.nioh.ac.za

  iv.        National Health Laboratory Service: https://www.nhls.ac.za

   v.        World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int

  vi.        Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 02 99 99

To strengthen communication and to discourage the spreading of fake news the National Department of Health (NDoH) has also developed a service via WhatsApp where the latest information on COVID-19 can be obtained and accessed on +27 600 123 456.

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