COVID-19: Alert Level One Isolation Protocols Adjusted

This week the Presidency issued a statement indicating that Cabinet decided to amend the Covid-19 Alert Level One isolation protocols, with immediate effect.

The amended protocols are as follows: 

  • those who test positive, with no symptoms, do not have to isolate;  
  • if you test positive with symptoms, the isolation period has been reduced from 10 to 7 days;
  • contacts do not have to isolate, unless they develop symptoms;
  • primary, secondary and special schools will return to daily attendance. The regulatory provision for social distancing of 1 meter for learners in schools has also been removed. 

According to the statement, “The rationale for these amendments is informed by the proportion of people with immunity to COVID-19 which has risen substantially, exceeding 60-80% in several sero-surveys”. 

We will keep members abreast of developments in this regard.