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COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 lockdown:  Assisting essential services


Mitigate the impact on your production with our expert staffing solutions

During our nationwide lockdown, essential in helping to save lives and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, Government has ruled certain industries essential.


Essential services need to operate at their peak in these difficult times and staff uncertainty, high output demand and stressed circumstances could easily cause disorder.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown brings new challenges, which we can overcome together.”

-Mdu Dlamini,
Managing Director

The following essential services have been identified by the South African Government
(the list might grow in the future):

  • Public and private electricity supply organisations essential to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Water supply, sewerage and sanitation essential to the security of supply of bulk and potable water and sanitation
  • ICT – datacentres, fibre optic infrastructure and providers, towers and antennae
  • Manufacturing of health related products, supplies, devices, equipment, and medicines, including complementary health products; food and essential products
  • Agricultural and food supply related operations, including farming, veterinary and phyto-sanitary provider services, pest control services, and chemical and fertilizer providers.
  • Fishing operations
  • Forestry and sawmills will remain in production for disposable health and hygiene products, including toilet paper; as well as for the production of packaging for essential health and food supply chains
  • Food, beverages and essential products manufacturing and processing facilities
  • Warehousing, transport and logistics for food & essential products, and health related goods
  • The Ports, road and rail networks will remain open in order to facilitate the import and export of essential products
  • Food outlets – retail, wholesale, spaza shops and malls for food and essential products
  • All healthcare related services be they public or private
  • Call centres providing life and health; energy, food and water supply, social, transactional, communications, law and order and international critical business continuity services
  • Professional and artisan services, to the extent that they are providing support in the Covid-19 response, essential and critical business continuity services
  • Cleaning, laundry and hospitality services supporting the Covid-19 response and essential and critical business continuity services
  • Hotels, airlines, stadiums, car rental services, to the extent that they are supporting essential or critical business continuity services
  • Financial and insurance services and health funders required to finance and support essential and critical business continuity services
  • Anti-poaching and wildlife conservation services
  • Communication and media services on screen, TV, radio, print, broadcast and online.
  • Safety and security services protecting people and property


No matter which of these services you operate in, we combine all aspects of the human resources function, across all sectors, to provide a legally compliant, fully managed staffing solution that works best for you.
Let’s work together to keep output high and unease low.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you succeed during these uncertain times.

+2787 135 8888 | info@workforce.co.za