COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Regulations

COVID-19 Regulations

Ministerial Directive: Occupational Health and Safety: 29 April 2020: Click here to download the COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces (C19 OHS), 2020 issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour by way of Ministerial Directive (R. 479), in Government Gazzette No. 43257, in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of Section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).
National Disaster Regulations: 29 April 2020: Click here to download the Level 4 COVID-19 Regulations (29 April 2020) as published by the Minister of Cooporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) (R. 480).
National Disaster Regulations: 16 April 2020: Click here to download the amended (16 April 2020) COVID-19 Regulations as published by the Minister of Cooporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) (R. 465).
National Disaster Regulations: 02 April 2020: Click here to download the amended COVID-19 Regulations as published by the Minister of Cooporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) (R. 446).
National Disaster Regulations: 26 March 2020: Click here to download the COVID-19 Regulations as published by the Minister of Cooporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) (R. 398).

Essential Service Permit: Pharmacy professionals who will be working during this period may download the Permit to Perform an Essential Service (Regulation 11B) template by CLICKING HERE

National Disaster Regulations: 18 March 2020: click here to download the Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (R. 318)


COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for the Pharmacy

COVID-19 Infection Prevention Guidelines for the Pharmacy

Click here to download the Department of Health Guidelines for symptom monitoring and management of essential workers for COVID-19 related infection prepared by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee – Covid-19 Response.
Click here to download the Department of Health COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines. These guidelines supersede the previously issued SAPC guidelines.
SUPERSEDED by above DoH Guidelines: Click here to download the SAPC COVID-19 Infection Prevention Guidelines for the Pharmacy.
Click here to download the Department of Health (DoH) COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
Click here to download FIP Guideline document on COVID-19 - “Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 outbreak: Information and interim guidelines for pharmacists and the pharmacy workforce”
Click here to download WHO Guidelines on the Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
All pharmacy professionals are also encouraged to access the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 Occupational Heath Guidelines and Resources by clicking here.
Click here to download DoH Clinical Management of Suspected / Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Guideline Document (Version 4 - 18 May 2020)

UIF COVID-19 TERS

UIF COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (COVID-19 TERS)

Guide to UIF COVID-19 TERS: Click here to download the UIF COVID-19 TERS Benefits Easy Aid for Employers Guide.

COVID-19 TERS Contact Details: Employers that are unable to pay the full salaries of workers that they have sent home due to lockdown are encouraged to apply for Covid-19 #TERS Benefit by sending an email to covid19ters@labour.gov.za or phone the call centre number 012 337 1977.

UIF Unemployment Benefits: To claim unemployment benefits visit: https://www.ufiling.co.za/uif/unemployment-benefits

Department of Employment and Labour: To learn more about COVID-19 TERS visit: www.labour.gov.za

COVID-19 TERS Ministerial Directive (Notice No. 215 of 2020): Click here to download COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme, 2020 Ministerial Directive issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour in terms of Regulation 10(8) issued by the Minister of Cooporative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002.


SAPC COVID-19 Media Statements

COVID-19 Media Statements and News

  • MEDIA STATEMENT: South African Pharmacy Council discourages panic-fuelled bulk purchases of essential supplies and medicinal items amid the coronavirus outbreak - CLICK HERE TO READ
  • SAHPRA MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 The appropriate place for Rapid Test Kits - CLICK HERE TO READ
  • SAHPRA COMMUNIQUE: Testing for COVID-19 - CLICK HERE TO READ

Contacting Council during National Lockdown

Email: customercare@sapc.za.org

Live Web Chat: http://m.me/OfficialSAPC (You can also inbox our Facebook page or Inbox us using Massenger to access this service)

Direct Messaging on Twitter & Instagram: @OfficialSAPC

WhatsApp: 012 319 8500 (Please save this number as SAPC WhatsApp on your phone and send us a message – however, we request that this service be used only by senior registered persons as they may not use social media daily)


Important COVID-19 Resources

National COVID-19 Hotline: 0800 029 999

National COVID-19 WhatsApp Support Line: 060 012 3456

National COVID-19 Resource Website: www.sacoronavirus.co.za

NICD Website: www.nicd.ac.za

Government News Updates on COVID-19: www.gov.za/coronavirus



COVID-19 Resources