As various industries across the country resume work and many people are making their way back to different provinces after the festive break, the risk of increased infections due to greater movement has also started to surface. Added to this is the imminent peak of Covid-19 infections which health experts say is still to come. The fact that Mogale City falls within the broader West Rand Covid-19 hotspots necessitates immediate behavioural change from all our citizens.

Small actions such as the ones stated below can ensure that you protect yourself, others and help ease the burden on our health workers by flattening the curve: 

  • Limit visits to bereaved families and allow close family members to attend funerals
  • Avoid mass gatherings such as funerals, weddings, parties and church services
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask
  • Always wear your mask in public spaces and make sure that it covers your nose and mouth
  • Consider online shopping as opposed to spending prolonged periods inside shopping malls
  • Practice social distancing, including avoiding socialising and sanitise your hands regularly when running errands
  • Try avoid closed spaces with no or minimal ventilation  
  • If you test positive for Covid-19, you must self-isolate immediately – do not run any errands first
  • Do not go to work or leave your home while waiting for your Covid-19 results
  • We also urge local businesses and industries to comply with Covid-19 safety at workplaces to help contain workplace infections

Help protect yourself, loved ones and others – stay guards-up, because life matters!!