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LOCAL RESOURCES

COVID-19 ONLINE RESOURCE & NEWS PORTAL

sacoronavirus.co.za

The official COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal.

BUSINESS FOR SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19

businessforsa.org

Business for South Africa fully supports the decisive action taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the government to help mitigate the health, labour market and economic impacts of the coronavirus on South Africa.

As organised business, we are actively collaborating with government to use business resources and capacity to support public sector initiatives. We have mobilised volunteer resources from across South African business bodies and organisations, member companies large and small, professional services firms as well as communication specialists, to form focused working groups that are driving a coordinated and proactive programme.

Our primary goal is to update the country’s business community and other stakeholders on progress made across the various working groups, challenges faced, calls to action, business resources to assist in these profoundly challenging times, and links to other important information from government and other role-players.

RETURN 2 WORK

return2work.co.za

The Return2Work Initiative is facilitating collaboration between government and business to provide tools and guidelines to enable sectors to expedite a safe, effective and structured return2work plan. These tools, resources and guidance notes do not in any way replace the legislation, but are intended to supplement and assist sectors and businesses to operate safely under the risk adjusted framework.

SOLIDARITY FUND - UNITY IN ACTION

solidarityfund.co.za

Never before in the history of our democracy has our country been confronted by such a severe threat to our health and future; however, it is a threat that we will be able to overcome if we work together.


Across our country, people and organisations have offered to help and the Solidarity Fund is the vehicle that has been set up to facilitate this.

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT

www.gov.za/Coronavirus/resources

www.gov.za/coronavirus/guidelines

The official South African government website.

SASSA: THE SPECIAL COVID-19 SOCIAL RELIEF OF DISTRESS GRANT

srd.sassa.gov.za

The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a special Covid 19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month for 6 months to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc.

This Social Relief of Distress Programme was confirmed in the Regulations made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, as amended.

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

 

For universal health coverage, we:

- focus on primary health care to improve access to quality essential services
- work towards sustainable financing and financial protection
- improve access to essential medicines and health products
- train the health workforce and advise on labour policies
- support people's participation in national health policies
- improve monitoring, data and information

UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading, national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

BBC CORONAVIRUS GLOBAL UPDATE - PODCASTS

bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtv39/episodes/downloads

 A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

COVID-19 FACTS

covid-19facts.com

 COVID-19 (more specifically, a coronavirus) is the disease identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.


There is significant global media attention on the spread of coronavirus, which has led to justifiable consumer concern about the risks from COVID-19 and an Infodemic. Using trusted expert sources, this site is designed to provide clear and up-to-date facts on the disease, to dispel myths and provide clear guidance on spotting symptoms and prevention.

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