COVID-19 Resources

Source: SA Coronavirus as at 21:43, 1 June 2020

NEW NICD COVID-19 Surveillance by Province Dashboard, click here

  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Resumption of Construction and Related Services in Post School Education and Training Institutions, click here
  • Labour Relations Act: Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration Tariff of Fees, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in railway operations: Amendment, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in the public transport services: Amendment, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in the public transport services: Air services: Amendment, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directive: Coronavirus COVID-19 temporary employee / employer relief scheme: Amendment, click here
  • Public Audit Act: Directive, click here
  • Dental Technicians Act: Appointment and Elections of Members of Council, click here
  • Standards Act: Standards matters, click here
  • Competition Act: Competition Tribunal: Notification of complaint referral, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Once-off movement of persons and transportation of goods during Alert Level 4 Coronavirus COVID-19, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: e-Commerce sales during Alert Level 4 of the Coronavirus COVID-19 National State of Disaster, click here
  • Nursing Act: Regulations regarding the Register for Learner/Student Nurses and Learner/Student Midwives, click here
  • Commissions Act: Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State: Terms of Reference: Amendment (English / Afrikaans), click here
  • Medical Schemes Act: Regulations: Coronavirus COVID-19: Amendment, click here
  • Medicines and Related Substances Act: Exclusion of Schedule 2, Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 substances from the operation of certain provisions, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Alert level 4 during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown: Movement of persons and goodsclick here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19: Amendment, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Management of courts, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in the public transport services: Amendment, click here
  • Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act: Exemption from Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat spread of Coronavirus COVID-19: Extension for validity of learner’s licence, driving licence card, licence disc, professional driving permit and registration of motor vehicle, click here
  • Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces Covid-19 (C19 OHS), 2020, click here
  • Guidelines for symptom monitoring and management of essential workers for COVID-19 related infection, click here
  • The Department of Employment and Labour Workplace Preparedness: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-19 virus), click here
  • OHS Checklist for Inspections at Workplaces during the COVID-19 Lockdown Period, click here
  • NHLS Coronavirus in the Workplace, click here
  • COVID-19: What every workplace should do, click here
  • WHO: Getting worklplace ready for COVID-19, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: Amendment (29 April 2020), click here
  • Statistics South Africa uses telephonic data collection for Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2) 2020, click here
  • Financial Markets Act: Proposed amendments: JSE Debt listings requirements-sustainability segment, click here
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Revise the return of earnings prescribed form, click here
  • Currency and Exchanges Act: Notice and order of forfeiture: Christian Ijiogbe Ijebor, click here
  • Remuneration of Public Office-Bearers Act: Determination of upper limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of different members of municipal councils, click here
  • UIF ramps up TERS payments, click here
  • Further tax measures to provide support, click here
  • Three-phased economic response to COVID-19 pandemic, click here
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa: AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government Meeting with African business leaders, click here
  • Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19, click here
  • South African Reserve Bank Act: Second amendment of directive: Collection of payment instructions for authenticated collections, click here
  • Superior Courts Act: Directives issued by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng during lockdown period, click here
  • Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 21 April 2020, click here
  • Statistics South Africa releases rapid response business report conducted during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, click here
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa: Additional Coronavirus COVID-19 economic and social relief measures, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Regulations:Amendment (20 April 2020), click here
  • From the desk of the President (20th April 2020), click here
  • COVID-19 UIF PROCESS & FAQ’s, click here
  • Small Business Development announces guidelines for participation in the spazashops and general dealers Coronavirus COVID-19 support scheme in partnership with Nedbank, click here
  • Gauteng records 540 COVID-19 recoveries, click here
  • Ban on alcohol to remain in force, click here
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs special NEDLAC meeting on Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, click here
  • Sport, Arts and Culture on progress regarding the applications for Coronavirus COVID-19 relief fund, click here
  • Labour Relations Act: South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council: Extension to Non-parties of the Coronaviurs COVID-19 Temporary Relief Scheme Benefits Collective Agreement, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Amendment of regulations: Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, click here
  • Electronic Communications Act: Regulations: Numbering Plan: Amendment, click here
  • Electronic Communications Act: Harmonisation of Short Code ‘111’ for Coronavirus COVID-19 National Emergency Services, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions regarding provisions for essential goods and services, click here
  • Update on COVID-19 (12th April 2020), click here
  • Justice responds to Sunday Times Sun City accused of staging Coronavirus COVID-19 prepardness act for Minister Ronald Lamola, click here
  • Minister Bheki Cele condemns burglaries and looting of Western Cape liquor outlets, click here
  • Statement by President Ramaphosa on measures to combat the COVID pandemic (9 April 2020), click here
  • Trade and Industry clarifies sale of products for the care of babies and toddlers during the Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown period, click here
  • Minister Fikile Mbalula condemns Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown rules violation by motorists, click here
  • Employment and Labour relaxes processes to minimise physical contact during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, click here
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Increase of maximum amount of earnings on which assessment of employer shall be calculated, click here
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Increase in monthly pensions, and Manner of calculating compensation: Comments invited, click here
  • Customs and Excise Act: Amendment of rules: Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, click here
  • Nursing Act: Fees payable, click here
  • Amendment of shared custody regulations during lockdown, click here
  • Critical PPE secured for frontline healthcare workers, click here
  • Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 18 deaths and total of 1845 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19, click here
  • SASSA changes social grant payment dates, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Amended COVID-19 temporary employee / employer relief scheme, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, click here
  • Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act: Allocation of funds for political parties, click here
  • Competition Act: Expansion: Scope of COVID-19 block exemption for health care sectorclick here
  • Small Business Development on directions to assist SMMEs duirng the Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, click here
  • Labour Relations Act: National Textile Bargaining Council: Extension to non-parties of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown Collective Agreement, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in sea ports: Amendment, click here 
  • Interventions to assist the agricultural sector during COVID-19, click here

  • Deputy Minister Njabulo Nzuza assesses essential services during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, 7 Apr, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Small Business Development directions on implementation of provisions relating to essential services during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, click here
  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act: Regulations: Information and Communications Technology Coronavirus COVID-19 National Disaster, click here
  • Economic mitigation and relief measures, click here
  • Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Amendment, click here
  • Public Finance Management Act: Exemption: Coronavirus COVID-19 National State of Disaster, click here
  • Cross Border Road Transport Agency: Applications for Permits, click here
  • National Road Traffic Amendment Bill: Introduction, click here
  • Labour Laws Amendment Act: Commencement, click here
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Increase of maximum amount of earnings: Comments invited, click here
  • Final draft COVID-19 IPC Guidelines (31 March), click here
  • SASA Recommendations on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for anaesthesia providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here
  • Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of the Directions issued in terms of Regulations 10 (7) of the Regulations made in under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Public Transport Services, click here
  • Tax Measures to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic, click here
  • DETERMINATION OF ADMISSION OF GUILT FINES IN RESPECT OF OFFENCES IN TERMS OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 2002(ACT NO 57 OF 2002) REGULATIONS 2020, click here
  • COVID-19 Fake News Reporting, click here

WHO WARNS AGAINST EASING CORONAVIRUS MEASURES TOO EARLY, click here

  • WHO Situation Report 133 –  (1 June 2020), click here
HIGHLIGHTS
  1. WHO has published a case report form for suspected cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and adolescents temporally related to COVID-19
  2. During the last two weeks, WHO has delivered over 55 tons of health supplies by road to northeast Syria. These shipments contained equipment and medical supplies to treat many diseases, including COVID-19.
  3. “Clean hands save lives” and “Applaud healthcare workers” campaigns celebrated in North Macedonia. Midwives and nurses were honored with applause, as over 500 healthcare professionals were awarded the “Clean hands” certificate of recognition by WHO.
  4. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an urgent need to accelerate the research and development of COVID-19 candidate vaccines. WHO has been supporting this effort. Currently over 120 candidate vaccines have been mapped and sites in 40 countries have expressed an interest to join the Vaccine Solidarity Trial. For more on this, see the ‘Subject in Focus’ .
        • EPI-WIN: WHO information network for epidemics, click here

INFLUENZA 

Note for Clinicians:

In our efforts to expand and streamline testing of COVID-19, we have decided that doctors no longer need approval from NICD to test for the virus but should still communicate with their local laboratory experts, in the private or public sector, to help streamline the taking of specimens and laboratory testing. The laboratories will test the submitted samples as long as the case definition is applied and the required supporting documents (specimen submission form and PUI form) accompany the sample (specimen submission form and PUI form) available at NICD website: www.nicd.ac.za. Click here

NICD documents for COVID-19 clinical care – admitted and home care patients:

  • UPDATED: NICD/DoH-COVID-19 Guidelines, click here
  • Clinical Management of Suspected or Acute COVID-19 v1.1., click here
  • Daily Assessment Form, click here
  • Home Care Form, click here
  • Discharge Form, click here
  • NEW: Guide to management of staff in healthcare and loboratory setting with Covid-19 illness and exposure, click here
  • UPDATED: National Infection Prevention and Control Strategic Framework, click here
  • UPDATED: Practical Manual for Implementation of the National Infection Prevention and Control Strategic Framework, click here

Notification Process

Every doctor or nurse (health care provider) in both the public and private health sector who diagnoses a patient with any one of the NMC must report the case. Failure to report a NMC is a criminal offense.

IMPORTANT: New Algorithms for COVID-19

  • CPR for everyone in the COVID-19 setting, click here
  • Advanced Cardiac Arrest (ACLS) Algorithm for COVID-19 Pandemic, click here
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Algorithm for COVID-19 Pandemic, click here

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  • NEW: COVID-19 Disease: Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines – Version 2 (21st May 2020), click here
  • Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease – Version 4 (18th May 2020), click here
  • COMMUNICATION WITH REGARD TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES PERMIT, click here
  • Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces Covid-19 (C19 OHS), 2020, click here
  • Guidelines for symptom monitoring and management of essential workers for COVID-19 related infection, click here
  • The Department of Employment and Labour Workplace Preparedness: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-19 virus), click here
  • OHS Checklist for Inspections at Workplaces during the COVID-19 Lockdown Period, click here
  • NHLS Coronavirus in the Workplace, click here
  • COVID-19: What every workplace should do, click here
  • WHO: Getting worklplace ready for COVID-19, click here
  • Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces Covid-19 (C19 OHS), 2020, click here
  • Guidelines for symptom monitoring and management of essential workers for COVID-19 related infection, click here
  • The Department of Employment and Labour Workplace Preparedness: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-19 virus), click here
  • OHS Checklist for Inspections at Workplaces during the COVID-19 Lockdown Period, click here
  • NHLS Coronavirus in the Workplace, click here
  • COVID-19: What every workplace should do, click here
  • WHO: Getting worklplace ready for COVID-19, click here
  • HPCSA COVID-19 Outbreak in South Africa: Guidance to Health Practitioners, click here
  • SAMA Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues, click here
  • “How To Videos” for frontline staff, click here
  • Updated guidelines on notifying COVID-19 cases to the NMC Surveillance System, click here
  • Person under investigation (PUI) form for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Version 4, click here
  • COVID-19 Quick Reference for health workers Version 11, click here
  • Health Professional Volunteer Recruitment Drive, click here
  • Circular H 46 of 2020 Best Practice guidance for the use of cloth masks only in non-healthcare settings, click here
  • Guidelines on Mental Health Interventions during the COVID-19 Disaster, click here
  • Safety tips to follow at work during lockdown, click here
  • Circular H43-2020 Policy Guideline related to COVID-19, click here
  • NICD Communicable Disease Communique March 2020 Issue Final, click here
  • National AEFI Reporting SOP, click here
  • AEFI Case Investigation Form (CIF) – NDoH, click here
  • Case Reporting Form (CRF) for Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) – NDoH, click here
  • Intra-vaccination evaluation tool 2020 – Checklist for Supervisors, click here
  • Influenza Vaccine Monitoring Form 2020, click here
  • Circular H31-2020 – 2020 Influenza Vaccinations, click here
  • Practical Manual for implementation of the National IPC and Control Strategic Framework – March 2020 by NDoH, click here
  • National Infection Prevention and Control Strategic Framework – March 2020 by NDoH, click here
  • COVID-19 Home Assessment Form by NICD, click here
  • COVID-19 Discharge Form by NICD, click here
  • COVID-19 Daily Assessment Form by NICD, click here
  • COVID-19 Case Record Form – Admission by NICD, click here
  • Updated Recommendations for Chloroquine Use for COVID-19 (30 March 2020), click here
  • Circular H42-2020 – Clozapine monitoring during the current COVID-19 Crisis, click here
  • Clinical management of suspected or acute COVID-19 (Version 3) compressed, click here
  • Rational medicine use during COVID-19 pandemic – 22 March 2020, click here
  • The bmj visual summary – COVID-19 remote consultations, click here
  • A National Doctor-based COVID-19 Hotline, click here
  • Handbook for developing a public health emergency operations centre – Part A, click here
  • Clinical management of suspected or acute COVID-19 V2 – 19 March 2020, click here
  • Vula NICD Healthworker Hotline, click here
  • National Preparedness Plan COVID-19 Draft – 24 February 2020, click here
  • Use of N95 respirators (19 February 2020), click here
  • IPC for suspected and confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (cause of COVID-19) – 19 February 2020, click here
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Guidelines for case-finding, diagnosis, management and public health response in South Africa, Version 1.0, click here
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Training slides based on guidelines for case-finding, diagnosis, management and public health response in South Africa (NDoH), click here
  • Coronavirus Case Definition, click here
  • ISQua’s COVID19 Activities and Updates, click here