Coronavirus- Environmental Health Workshop
With the number of infection cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) increasing in South Africa, the President of the Republic has declared a National State of Disaster.

COVID-19 will undoubtedly impact on the public service in various ways. To mitigate the impact on the health of the citizens we serve, our employees and service delivery, it is important to have a common approach in the manner departments may deal with cases linked to the virus. This was the rationale behind Buffalo City Metro’s Environmental Health department conducting a two sessions training for more than 70 safety representatives in the Metro. The purpose of this training was to update employees about the outbreak, to share infor-mation on prevention and mitigation on the spread of the virus and to also strengthen com-munication and discourage the spreading of fake news about this pandemic.