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April 2022

President lifts national state of disaster

As you are aware, President Cyril Ramaphosa has lifted South Africa’s national state of disaster more than two years after it was first declared in response to the COVID-19pandemic. Full details of the announcement can be found at The relevant gazette notice is available at

Going forward, the pandemic will be managed in terms of the National Health Act. The draft Health Regulations have been published for public comment. Once the period for public comment closes on the 16th of April 2022 and the comments have been considered, the new regulations will be finalised and promulgated.

It should be noted that certain provisional regulations will remain in place for a further 30 days to ensure a smooth handover to the new regulations under the National Health Act.

Please find two relevant documents regarding Covid in the workplace:


May 2022

Amendments – Government Gazette 4 May 2022: Amendments to the Regulations 040522

March 2022

Amendments – Government Gazette 23 March 2022: Amendments to the Regulations 230322

Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions: Amendment

February 2022

Western Cape Government’s workplace vaccination plan.

November 2021

Important resources for growers, packhouses, and other stakeholders:

Workplace resources

WCG Communication material and resources

B4SA  resources

B4SA has drawn up an extensive document debunking common myths around Covid-19 vaccination, which is available for you to use in your own vaccine communications. You can access the document

UNITAR  resources

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has a campaign to promote vaccination and to prevent and reduce Covid-19. 2  free and downloadable “General Use” and “Strategies for Companies” toolkits are available as follows

UNICEF facilitator’s guidebook for schools and communities: UNICEF_FacilitatorGuide


Download a COVID-19 farm screening tool that can be used if workers/members have flu-like symptoms and come in contact with someone who may have the coronavirus, here: daily-monitoring-farms-doc


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