Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:45

The Department of Basic Education has issued a set of guidelines for schools to follow amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

A number of schools temporarily closed their doors since last week after South Africa recorded its first confirmed case of Covid-19.

In a statement, the department says schools are expected to "establish procedures to follow when learners and staff become sick at school or arrive at school sick, as they should be sent home as soon as possible”.

The statement adds: “All close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case are required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days while being monitored for symptoms. They may not attend school."

The department also urges schools to ensure regular cleaning of facilities.


Read guidelines below: