SA Table Grape Industry Covid-19 Communication and resources
The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) supports the Government’s efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa. This page is regularly updated with the key government Regulations and useful resources.
Alert Level 3 from 1 June 2020
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES ON COVID-19
All official government regulations and guidelines are available at https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/guidelines
Find tools and guidelines to expedite a safe, effective and structured return to work plan (https://www.return2work.co.za)
Alert Level 4 from 1 May 2020
Level 4 Regulations – 29 April 2020
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published new Regulations that will repeal and replace the Covid-19 Regulations applied under level 5. Many of the same restrictions have been repeated in the new regulations which enter into operation on the 1st of May 2020.
New level 4 lockdown regulations for employers – including coronavirus screening and free masks for workers
COVID-19 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES IN WORKPLACES COVID-19 (C19 OHS) Covid19 Directive – 28 APRIL 2020
According to the new regulations, gazetted on Wednesday 29 April, employers will need to implement a host of new measures to ensure that their workers are protected and limit the risk of the coronavirus spreading.
AgriSA Level 4 workplace resources:
The State of National Disaster and national lockdown implemented from 27 March 2020 and extend to 30 April 2020. Based on the regulations the table grape industry is an essential service.
Notes on Lockdown extension from 17-30 April 2020
Permit to perform essential services according to Regulation 11 B (3)
- This permit does not have to be re-issued now that the lockdown has been extended, it remains valid.
- The SAPS have been informed of this.
- To avoid any confusion and frustration it is recommended, and where possible for producers, to issue new or updated permits to employees to reflect the new 30 April date.
- CIPC registration of businesses that perform “Essential Services”
- These registrations expired on 16 April 2020 and have to be re-issued to cover the period until 30 April 2020.
- These CIPC registrations are not permits, employees and employers must still have valid permits (referred to above).
Government extended lockdown regulations -16 April 2020
AgriSA letter about latest amendments – 16 April 2020
Memorandums have been issued to the table grape industry:
25 March 2020 – Memorandum SATI Kennisgewing – Landswye Inperking (lockdown) 25 Maart
15 April 2020 – Memorandum SATI Kennisgewing – Verlengde Inperking en Noodsaaklike Dienste
Additional relevant resources for producers from various Government Departments, AgriSA, AgBiz, the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape can be found by clicking on the following links:
- AgriSA – Wat om te Doen Covid in die Werksplek
- AgriSA – Werksplek Kontrolelys
- Q&A – DAFF Western Cape
- AgriSA – Vervoer in die landbou
Further information about financial and other support can be found by clicking on the following links:
- Government’s Covid-19 website www.sacoronavirus.co.za
- Fruit SA Statement on Covid-19
- Financial Support Schemes during COVID-19
- PPECB’s response to the Nationwide Lockdown
- AgBiz Workplace guidelines
- Department of Labour: UIF Easy-aid-doc.final
- Western Cape Government Covid-19 website