In light of the presidential speech declaring a disaster situation relating to the spread of the Corona virus, known as COVID-19, Bakwena would like to assure the public that we are prepared and aligned with government to support efforts to contain the spread of the disease. Our greatest priority is the wellbeing, health and safety of our road users and employees.
Stringent measures have been put in place at our toll plazas to curb the spread of Covid-19. Precautionary measures include increasing communication and awareness efforts to employees, heightening health, sanitation and cleaning activities and restricting access to only core staff at our plazas. Through the guidelines provided by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the Department of Health we have set out clear procedures to determine when employees need to self-isolate and we will provide the necessary support to enable prompt diagnoses.
Additional sanitisers have been made available throughout the plazas to all staff and are used regularly when handling money, cards and interfacing with the public. Employees have been encouraged to minimise contact with others. Continuous updates from the WHO and Department of Health will be communicated to all employees via our internal communication channels. Vulnerable workers have been identified and assisted accordingly to minimise the risk of infection.
A competent response team is coordinating these efforts, with clear guidelines to enable alignment and efficient response times.
In the interest of a safer and healthy environment for all we would encourage you and your families to take good care of your health, increase your Vitamin C update, practice good hygiene and self-quarantine for 14 days if you have flu like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath) and consult a doctor as soon as possible.
For ease of reference we have provided you with important numbers relating to COVID-19.
CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK 24-HOUR HOTLINE NUMBER:
0800 029 999
DEPARMENT OF HEALTH WHATSAPP SERVICE:
060 012 3456 (Add whatsapp number to your contact and type Hi in message block for all your concerns relating to the virus to be answered)
Bakwena remains committed to providing an uninterrupted and safe service to our road users at all times.