Public urged to remain vigilant against Covid-19

Government has reminded South Africans that vaccination remains the best defence against Covid-19.

With the Adjusted Alert Level 1 restrictions eased, Cabinet has reminded South Africans to remain vigilant as Covid-19 has not yet been defeated, and it has called on those aged 12 years and older to vaccinate.

Cabinet has reiterated that vaccination remains the best defence against the virus, and reduces the risk of serious illness, hospitalisation and death.

“Although infections and deaths currently remain low, we face a possible fifth wave in the coming weeks. The only defence we have is the scientific evidence showing the power of vaccines to save lives. Our country has already administered over 33 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines,” Cabinet said.

They further welcomed the Code of Practice on the management of Covid-19 exposure in the workplace issued by the Department of Employment and Labour.

The Code of Practice was developed following public consultation with the National Economic Development and Labour Council and will take effect when the National State of Disaster is lifted.

The Code of Practice will guide employers and employees in conducting or updating a risk assessment plan to limit Covid infections in the workplace. It lists measures such as vaccination, social distancing and personal hygiene to safeguard workspaces.

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