What do you need to know about COVID-19
General information about COVID-19
COVID-19 is a newly found coronavirus that is highly contagious and can also be fatal. It has turned into a massive pandemic, that severely affected economies and livelihoods worldwide with a tragically high number of fatalities.
What are the present South African Lockdown Regulations?
Here are a few details about the present lockdown level in South Africa.
Lockdown status: Alert level 1
Curfew: between 24:00-04:00
On-site alcohol sale: Permitted
Facemask: mandatory in public places
You may find a great deal of information about the regulations on the COVID-19 South African Online Portal. Alternatively, you can also find information about the present Lockdown Regulations or the Level 2 Lockdown Tourism Regulations on the SA Government website.
How do we keep you safe while you are staying at By Bush Telegraph Lodge during the COVID-19 pandemic?
By Bush Telegraph Lodge is committed to keeping all guests and staff safe by implementing high standard industry protocols. One of them is called Tourism Industry Standard Protocols For COVID-19 Operations, which was developed by TBCSA. In addition, we also adhere to the regulations outlined by the Department of Tourism.
These protocols and regulations outline several health and safety measures that are on par with WHO, NICD and DoH guidelines.
Moreover, these protocols define the new way the industry needs to operate in great detail. Some of these applications include detailed guest information, personal protective equipment, social distancing, vigorous, frequent sanitisation and hygiene practices for both staff and guests, regularly providing information and training staff, to name a few. For your further reassurance, we also partake in the NightsBridge SafeStay initiative.
Do I need to wear a face mask in your guest house?
Yes. As per the South African Government Lockdown regulations, all persons must wear face masks and keep social distancing of at least one meter while in a public place. Children under the age of six are excluded from this regulation. Breaking this law is a criminal offence and may result in a fine, imprisonment or both.