NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER ON COVID-19 LIFTED
The national state of disaster on Covid-19 in South Africa was lifted from midnight on 4 April 2022.
- Wearing of face masks in a public place is mandatory but this will be reviewed in 30 days time.
The latest Covid variant is Omicron XE, which is claimed to be more transmissible than its predecessors but based on latest evidence, it should not have a greater impact on the health care system. If you are deemed to be in a vulnerable age category or have comorbidities you should however continue to be responsible concerning your interaction with other people and wear a suitable mask when in public places.
See https://sacoronavirus.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/46195_4-4_CoOperativeGovernance.pdf for latest regulations.
A daily, fact based, video presentation by Dr John Campbell at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF9IOB2TExg3QIBupFtBDxg is a useful source for information on Covid in general.
FEEDING THE DEEP SOUTH
The Net, Living Hope and Far South Covid-19 Response Group
If you live in the follow areas in WARD 64: Clovelly, Fish Hoek (including the avenues, crescents, mountain side), Peers Hill, Silverglade, Valyland, Risi View, Sun Valley and Hazelwood Park then please provide the following information to register your household:
- Full Name
- ID Number/ Passport Number
- Contact Telephone Number
- Residential Address
- If you have children in your household, please provide their names and ages
This information can be provided directly to 0640787969 (SMS or whatsapp message preferred).
If you live in Masiphumelele then you should contact Avril of Living Hope on 0824659067.
Far South Covid-19 Response Group
Disaster Management have teams of dedicated personnel who are supporting people in our Valley who are in need during this period of lock-down. Financial donations can be made to the Far South Covid-19 Response Group bank account:
Fowler Consulting Services
Account Number: 62725803705
Donations will be well managed and fully accounted for and all funds received will be used to support feeding schemes in the Valley. Needed items and products will be purchased directly from the supplier (to ensure best value for money) and purchased items will be distributed directly to the various recognised soup kitchens/ feeding schemes.
The Far South Covid-19 Response Group Facebook page can be consulted to see the good work that is being done by this Group and to give assurance that your financial donation will be used to ensure maximum returns.
If you live in WARD 61: Castle Rock – Glencairn (including Cairnside, Dido Valley Welcome Glen and Woodlands) Misty Cliffs, Ocean View, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, or If you live in WARD 69: Capri, Kommetjie (Imhoff’s Gift and Heron Park), Sunnydale then visit the Far South Covid-19 Response Group Facebook page for contact details concerning assistance, or contact your local Ward Councillor (see below for contact details).
WARD COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:
The link below will direct you to the City of Cape Town website where you can input your suburb and will get the contact details of your Ward Councillor. To find the WARD Councillor for your area click here.
In addition to the ongoing efforts of The Net, Living Hope and the Far South Covid-19 Response Group, The Care Company, an NPO in Fish Hoek that is a member of the Fish Hoek CPF and which provides essential care services to the elderly, are also involved with the feeding of the needy during these needy times brought on by COVID-19. You are invited to view this short video and to consider making a donation to assist them in this work.
“Hunger has no race, no religion, no nationality – everyone is desperate to fill their stomachs and all we do is put a little smile on their hearts” ️
Join the team by donating and sharing and stop this crisis becoming a disaster! Ways to donate:
Backabuddy crowdfund: https://bit.ly/2zxxd1C
️ PayPal and Credit Card: https://bit.ly/2X1rQ2g
️ Bank transfer: CareCompany (NPO); FNB Bank; Account: 62588949449; Branch: 260300
The Solidarity Fund
The Government has set up the Solidarity Fund, which South African businesses, organisations and individuals, and members of the international community, can contribute to. This fund will focus efforts to combat the spread of the virus, help us to track the spread, care for those who are ill and support those whose lives are disrupted.
The Fund has a website – www.solidarityfund.co.za – and contributions can be deposited via the fund which is administered by a reputable team of people, drawn from financial institutions, accounting firms and government.
IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK HOTLINE NUMBER: 0800029999
Western Cape Provincial Government Hotline: 021 928 4102
Department of Defence Covid-19 HotlineToll-free Number: 0800 002702