On 23 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a Risk Adjusted Approach to ease some of the restrictions effected during the National Lockdown. On 25 May 2020, Cabinet has determined that the alert level for the whole country should be lowered from level 4 to level 3 with effect from 1 June 2020.
Langeberg Municipality have put the necessary health and safety protocols in place within their working environment, to continuously ensure the provision of services in the public sectors that will become incrementally active during the various levels.
During risk level 3, municipal services and processes will continue to be rendered within the limitations as issued by the President.
Municipal Service Delivery as from 01 June 2020:
- Municipal pay points will be open.
- Waste dumping facilities will be open.
- Municipal administration offices will be open. Where possible, officials will continue to work remotely from home.
- Municipal parks, community halls, sports facilities, the public swimming pool will remain closed.
- Libraries are open for the return of books only.
- Essential services will continue to be rendered.
- Electricity services will be operating during this period to attend to maintenance matters;
- Water and Sanitation Services will also be operating;
- During this period sewage removal services need to be requested by contacting the Call Centre.
- Irrigation water supply will commence.
- Solid waste will be doing refuse removal as per their normal schedule;
- Traffic Services
- Traffic Officers and Law Enforcement will be in operation as normal.
- Vehicle licensing, drivers licence and roadworthy certificate will resume duties when the Traffic offices open on 01 June 2020.
- Security Services at our sporting facilities will be operational to protect our assets;
- Fire Fighting Services will also be operational as normal;
- Payment of Municipal Accounts
- Account payments can be made at outside vendors that are open or at the municipal pay points.
- Meter reading services will resume.
- Pre-paid electricity can be purchased at retail food vendors, online or at municipal pay points.
Banking details for traffic fine and account payments:
Account Name: Langeberg Municipality
Absa Bank, Montagu Branch (334 513)
Account No: 105 000 000 8
Reference: Your Municipal Account Number or in case of a Fine Reference the fine reference number
Swift Code: Absa Za Jj
- Supply Chain and Capital Projects
SCM will resume its functions. Tenders will be re-advertised after the lockdown period is over.
- Public Participation
- Municipal Council Meetings
Council meetings including Portfolio Committees will commence, via online platforms. Councilors can be contacted via email or their mobiles as they will not be in the offices.
Langeberg Municipality will assist with educating our communities by distributing basic information relating to the Corona virus via its communication platforms, such as its Facebook page, the municipal website and local media.
The Municipality strongly advises residents to take precautions, follow good hygiene principles and only rely on information from trusted, verifiable sources such as the links mentioned below.
The precautionary measures prescribed by the World Health Organization are:
• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water kills viruses that may be on your hands.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
• Make sure that you and the people around you cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing as small droplets that come out of your nose or mouth can carry germs. Throw the tissue in a bin immediately and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. By following good coughing hygiene principles, you protect the people around you from contracting cold and flu viruses.
• Avoid close contact with people who have a fever and a cough.
Why: You may inhale the liquid droplets that spray from their nose or mouth which may contain cold or flu viruses.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, telephones and tables with soap and water.
Why? If you cough and sneeze all over these surfaces and then touch those surfaces with your hands, you can transfer viruses to your eyes, nose or mouth.
We need residents to know:
- If you develop flu-like symptoms, do not panic. Please self-quarantine. This means you must limit your contact with other people.
- Please call the National Coronavirus Hotline (0800 029 999 or 021 928 4102) or WhatsApp "Hi" to 060 012 3456.
- You can also call your health practitioner for further advice on what to do next.
- If unwell, stay home, except to get medical care as directed by the hotline or advice of health practitioner – do not go to work, school or public areas.
Quick facts about COVID-19
- A new Coronavirus called COVID-19 was identified in China and is associated with an outbreak of pneumonia.
- COVID-19 spreads mainly via respiratory droplets through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- COVID-19 can also spread through personal contact and when touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
- Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, sore throat, and difficulty breathing.
- There is no specific anti-viral treatment or vaccines available.
- Protect yourself and others by washing your hands often, avoid touching unwashed hands, avoiding close contact with infected people, and covering your cough or sneeze.
Download information material:
Downloadable creative content: https://bit.ly/2R0LREf
Videos and audio clips: https://bit.ly/2yr03jo
Self-Assessment Form: https://bit.ly/2wX73UL
Daily updates: https://bit.ly/3aAuGAR
Follow these Social media platforms
- Premier Winde’s Facebook page: Premier Alan Winde
- Premier Winde’s Twitter page: @alanwinde
- Western Cape Government Facebook: Western Cape Government
- Western Cape Government Twitter: @WesternCapeGov
Download COVID-19 regulations here as issued in the Government Gazette:
Lockdown regulations of COVID-19: https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/guidelines.
2. pdf Government Gazette (414 KB) Amended regulations
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For more information on COVID-19:
Registration of Businesses: http://www.bizportal.gov.za
Permit to perform essential service: https://www.supportbusiness.co.za/faq/faq/who-can-fill-in-the-form-for-staff-in-companies-that-are-performing-an-essential-service/.
Essential Services Certificates: https://www.supportbusiness.co.za/faq/faq/do-i-need-to-update-my-cipc-essential-service-certificate-and-how-do-i-it/
Department of Health Republic of South Africa: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
Western Cape Government Department of Health: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/department-of-health/coronavirus
Confirmed COVID-19 cases by country:
World Health Orginasation: https://www.who.int/
Addressing fake news and myths: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
Protecting yourself against COVID-19: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Frequently asked questions: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
Lockdown regulations: http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/43148_25-3_COGTA.pdf