Saying “I do” under lockdown level 2

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You can only invite 50 people to your wedding, do you know who you’ll choose? Find out what else has changed and whether “you...

COVID coverings for kids — the World Health Organisation’s mask guidelines

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This is what the health authority recommends for children younger than 18. Resource details: Publication title: Advice on the use of masks for children in the...

Beaches, bars and gyms are back: What you can and can’t do under level...

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The curfew stays, you'll have to wear a mask to the gym and you can only order alcohol until 10pm. But you'll be able...

SA’s lockdown liquor ban: All the spats and stats

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Take a look back at all our reporting on the alcohol ban, whether it helped, and why it was necessary  South Africa banned the sale...

From the frontlines: Which type of health worker is most likely to get COVID-19?

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Despite being among those at highest risk of contracting the new coronavirus, information about infections among healthcare workers in South Africa has been scarce. But Health Minister Zweli Mkhize recently released new numbers detailing how the outbreak has impacted health workers across the country.
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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

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South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home. And, the latest to-do list for sports bodies. Resource...

Back to school — again. Can parents decide to keep their children out of...

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Learning continues under lockdown level 3 as the South African school year resumes, again. These department of basic education directives tell you what to...

The ABCs of grief – and when to get help

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Thousands of South Africans may already be mourning the loss of their loved ones as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Here’s what to expect....

No child’s play: Will social distancing work on playgrounds?

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Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings Resource details: Publication title: Directions on...

Can you be forced to quarantine in a state facility?

There’s a difference between quarantine and isolation — but in both cases, you can’t refuse to comply with the regulations. Resource details: Publication title: Guidelines for...

COVID-19 casualties: Why medical aids are keen on saving South Africa’s failing medical practices

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A new proposal guarantees private doctors at least 70% of what they made before the pandemic hit — but it also helps medical aid...

No cloth mask, no entry: Rules for restaurants, hotels and casinos under level 3...

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Here’s how tourism services can reopen while protecting their employees and patrons from the coronavirus. Resource details: Publication title: Directions to address, prevent and combat the...

Sorry, no scalp massages: Hairdresser rules under #level3lockdown

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Itching to get your hair and nails done during lockdown? Well, now you can visit your stylist — but make sure to book an...

How researchers found that a cheap steroid can reduce COVID-19 death rates

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The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by one fifth. Resource details: Publication...

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

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What students and staff can expect as South Africa’s higher education institutions reopen their lecture venues and campuses. Resource details: Publication title: Directions: Criteria to...

No masks, no school. Find out what the new school year looks like

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Here’s what the rest of the school year will look like for learners in South Africa as the country continues to adjust to life...