WITH schools set to reopen on Monday 15 February, the Capricorn District Command Council has welcomed progress made by the Department of Education in ensuring safe return of learners and educators to schools.
This comes long after the Ministry announced the delay of the start of back-to-school calendar because of the Covid-19 second wave.
The DCC received a report that preparations for the reopening included re-orientation of educators and non-teaching staff of schools in January on covid-19 protocols. The DCC noted that 180 schools and 141 Early Childhood Development centres were monitored for compliance to Covid-19 health safety protocols ahead of re-opening.
This is in addition to 364 churches with 9,952 congregants (cumulative) that were reached. Further, the DCC emphasised the need to avoid attending funerals except those of family members to avoid further spread. In terms of Tropical Eloise, DCC emphasised that we should provide necessary relief materials to the families affected by heavy rains disaster.
“Disaster Management Unit should provide details of families affected by the recent heavy rains for further interventions. We should also speak to Eskom to restore electricity in areas affected by lighting of yesterday” Executive Mayor Mpe, the chairperson of DCC said. .