Compiled by Business for South Africa Community and relevant Informal Market Sector Bodies & Organisations.
Please note attached one-page sector guidelines are now available for download on the Return to Work website at https://www.return2work.co.za/informal-sectors/.
We have also attached PDF copies of the guidelines below as well as abbreviated versions of the guides that were designed for WhatsApp.
We encourage you to share the relevant guidelines including the WhatsApp versions with business owners in the sectors you work with.
A set of six guidelines were published covering fast food outlets, home services, small retail, mobile sellers, internet cafés and auto services in the informal sector.
“The extended re-opening of the economy under enhanced level 3 in a phased and risk-adjusted manner is a welcome move as it allows more people the capacity to earn and restore their livelihoods. As more businesses are allowed to operate and more people return to work we need to ensure that businesses of all sizes and formats operate in a responsible manner so that all are kept safe and businesses remain open,” says Cas Coovadia, Business Unity South Africa CEO and co-convenor of BSA.
“As Business for South Africa, we echo the President’s call for each of us to take personal responsibility in reducing the likelihood that we will get infected or infect others. In communities across our countries, business owners can play a leadership role in setting the example and creating a safe environment for their employees, customers and suppliers,” continues Coovadia.
From time to time, we may need to adjust guidelines according to specific conditions and will share any future updates with you.
The Business for South Africa Return to Work Team