Closure of Early Childhood Development and Partial Care Centres
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following the President’s announcement declaring a State of Disaster, an extraordinary decision was taken by the National Department of Social Development to close all Early Childhood Development and Partial Care Centres from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 to 15 April 2020.
The situation will be monitored continually. Should there be any further developments, the information will be communicated to the sector.
It is essential that these hygiene steps to reduce the spread of both Covid-19 and other illnesses are taught to children:
· Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water
· If you cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow
· Don’t shake hands – rather bump elbows or do the Safety Shake (tapping feet together gently)
· Don’t touch your face unless you have washed your hands
Please visit www.westerncape.gov.za/coronavirus for up to date information, or contact the national (0800 029 999) or Western Cape (021 928 4102) 24-hour hotlines for information. The national Department of Health also has a WhatsApp number with information – 060 012 3456.