COVID-19 Resources

We have published this page as a COVID-19 Resource tool, combining information and resources from the South African Government; the Western Cape Government; the World Health Organisation and the Corona Virus SA website.

This is done in an effort to provide you with quick and easy access to resources to share with your staff.

Masks - What You Need To Know

Listen To The Experts: Make Sure You Wear Your Mask the Right Way

A Step by Step Guide On How To Use and Maintain Your Cloth Mask

Wear a Cloth Face Mask & Make Sure You Continue Other Preventative Measures

Wearing A Cloth Face Mask In Public Is One Of The Preventative Measures To Curb The Spread Of Covid-19

Surgical Masks and N-95 Respirators Are Reserved For Our Healthcare Workers Who Are On The Front Line Of Our Battle Against Covid-19

Minister Mkhize Recommends Widespread Use Of Cloth Masks

How To Make Your Own Cloth Mask

Coming into Contact with Someone that Tested Positive for COVID-19

How to fight COVID-19 with Facts (IsiNdebele translation)

Is COVID-19 an Airborne Virus

COVID-19 - Lockdown And Your Mental Health

Dr Ajay Makan Provides Some Tips On How To Cope During These Challenging Times

Stress, anxiety and a sense of isolation amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa’s current 5 week lockdown can add to psychological distress, and for those already struggling with mental health disorders it is now more important than ever to keep up with treatment.

Answering Your COVID-19 Questions

Your Covid-19 questions answered in isiZulu

Your Covid-19 questions answered in Sepedi

COVID-19 A3 Posters (Eng; Afr; Xhosa)

Stay Home; 1.5m; Sick? Stay Home

A3 posters_AFR – ENG – XHO

COVID-19 Quick Links

South African Government COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus – https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus

SA Government Media Statements – https://www.gov.za/media-statements

SA Government COVID-19 FAQ’s – https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/faq

SA Government COVID-19 Fake News – https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/fakenews

SA Government COVID-19 Regulations & Guidelines – https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/guidelines

WineLand Media COVID-19 Info – Resources and updates pertaining to the effect of global and local regulations on the South African wine industry here – https://www.wineland.co.za/covid-19-info/

COVID-19 Online Resource & News Portal (Data Free) – https://coronavirus.datafree.co/

Government Gazette 26 March 2020 (Completion of Harvest & Necessary Cellar Processes) Key Section: p5 (6) (a) (e): “harvesting and storage activities essential to prevent the wastage of primary agricultural goods.” – https://www.wineland.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gazette-26-March-2020-22h00.pdf

Government Gazette – http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Pages/default.aspx

World Health Organisation (WHO) – Corona Virus – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

SA Government Lockdown – Travel – https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/travel

SA Government – Hospitals and Centre’s of Disease Control – https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/hospitals

SA Government – Social Grants – https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/socialgrants

SA Government – Essential Services – https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus/essential-services

SA Government – MEC Debbie Schäfer on eLearning in the Western Cape – https://www.gov.za/speeches/mec-debbie-sch%C3%A4fer-elearning-western-cape-30-mar-2020-0000

SA Government – Minister Blade Nzimande: Higher Education & Training updated response to Corona Virus COVID-19 – https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-blade-nzimande-higher-education-training-updated-response-coronavirus-covied-19-28

SA Government COVID-19 Regulations & Guidelines – https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/guidelines

What “Flattening The Curve” Means And Why It’s So Important

 

What Is The Curve?

The “curve” refers to the projected number of people who will contract COVID-19 over a period of time.

A steep curve means an over-burdened health system.
The curve takes on different shapes, depending on the virus’s infection rate. It could be a steep curve, in which the virus spreads aggressively. In this case, counts keep doubling at a consistent rate & the total number of cases skyrocket to peak within a few weeks.
Infection curves with a steep rise also have a steep fall. After the virus infects pretty much everyone who can be infected, case numbers begin to drop quickly too.
The faster the infection curve rises, the quicker health care system will get overloaded beyond its capacity to treat people. That’s why the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has said we must heed precautionary measures to #flattenthecurve.

 

Why We Want To Flatten The Curve

A flatter curve assumes the same number of people ultimately get infected, but over a longer period of time. A slower infection rate means a less stressed health care system.

 

How Can You Help Flatten The Curve?

  • Stay at home. That means no visitors or visiting, playdates, movies, meals at restaurants or even coffee with friends.
  • Pray at home.
  • Only go out if its absolutely necessary.
  • Take all precautions while at home & while outside for any important work.
  • Be a responsible citizen by following instructions & advice, & educate others about measures in place to contain the spread of the virus.
  • Spread facts, not fear.

 

Always Remember To

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing, and follow the social distancing guidelines.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  • Keep utensils and surfaces at home clean.
  • Call your doctor or clinic if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 which could include a cough, a runny nose, or shortness of breath

 

Link to Original Post: https://coronavirus.datafree.co/2020/03/22/what-flattening-the-curve-means-and-why-its-so-important/

Flattening The Curve

Wazi Helps Explain COVID-19 to Children

Talk to your children about COVID-19!
Need some help? Let Wazi do the talking

Why We need to Stay at Home, A message from Wazi

Stay Home, a message from Wazi

Wazi says: “Don’t Touch Your Face If You Haven’t Washed Your Hands”

Wazi says: “Cover Your Mouth When You Cough”

Wazi And Her Brother Musa Share Tips On Washing Our Hands

Washing Hands Is Very Important. Wazi Asked Some Of Her Friends To Show Us How It’s Done

Wazi Gets Some Tips From Her Friends On Saving Water When Washing Hands

Wazi & Mama Yvone Chaka Chaka Say Food Parcels Are So Important During These Tough Times