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Water / Sanitation044 801 9262/9266
Fire 044 801 6311
Refuse Removal044 802 2900
Traffic / Licence044 878 2400 / 044 801 9315
Law Enforcement044 801 6350
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Published: 30 May 2020Title: George Municipality presents the Draft Budget and IDP 2020/21 – OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT until 12 June 2020Status: George Municipality presents the Draft Budget and IDP 2020/21 – OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT until 12 June 2020. Please send us your comments via email. Find the link to the budget document at http://www.george.gov.za/download_document/3262 or under www.george.gov.za/documents/financial reports/budget
Published: 27 May 2020Title: GEORGE MUNICIPALITY WATER UPDATE:27 MAY 2020Status: GEORGE MUNICIPALITY WATER UPDATE: 27 MAY 2020; Dam level: 91.07% (down from 92.22%); Rainfall since 21 May 2020: 27.3mm; Demand/usage: 23,546 megalitres; (Please note the Garden Route Dam must be recalibrated in collaboration with the Department of Water Affairs)
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Electricity 044 874 3917
Water / Sanitation 044 801 9262/9266
Fire 044 801 6311
Refuse Removal 044 802 2900
Traffic / Licence 044 878 2400 / 044 801 9315
Law Enforcement 044 801 6350
GO GEORGE Call Centre 0800 044 044
George Municipality Switchboard 044 801 9111
27 March 2020

Let us support persons with disabilities during the lockdown

TALKING POINTS

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

Let us support persons with disabilities during the lockdown.

 

  • Let us all work to combat stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices relating to persons with disabilities in all spheres of life.
  • We can support persons with disabilities by promoting, protecting and advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in our areas of influence.
  • Caregivers assisting people with disabilities are essential service workers.  
  • Caregivers are essential in ensuring that persons with disabilities continue to access services and goods during the lockdown.
  • Caregivers will continue to assist persons with disabilities to access their social grants and to do shopping. 
  • Nobody will be confined to his or her home for the entire 21 days.
  • Persons with special needs will continue to be allowed to leave their homes for essential tasks.  
  • The standard practices on persons with visual impairments who have guide dogs will apply.    
  • The relevant government departments will support people with disabilities in obtaining food and other essential services.
  • We encourage essential service providers to support the elderly and persons with disabilities by establishing exclusive hours to buy necessities. 
  • Support one another by keeping in frequent contact with others.
  • Those with mental health issues must continue to engage with others through phonecalls and texts.
  • Check in with persons with disabilities at least once daily to ensure all is well.
  • Share information with persons with disabilities that they may not be accessing.
  • Caregivers must not sneeze into elbows, but rather into a tissue which is disposed of immediately. Thereafter, wash your hands before assisting patients.
  • You will still be able to collect your disability grant during the lockdown period.
  • All online learning for schools, colleges and universities must cater for students with disabilities through respective technologies

 

Essential services keep our nation functioning.

 

  • Essential services are services that if interrupted would endanger the life, health or personal safety of the population.
  • It includes the provision of basics such as food, medicine, healthcare, energy and fuel to be available.
  • Essential businesses, and those suppliers that support them will continue to remain open as part of essential services.
  • Government services such as the provision of birth and death certificates, and replacement of ID documents are also available.
  • It ensures the municipal services such as waste-removal and sanitation are provided.
  • The police, security and emergency services, and the courts are also an essential service.
  • Only go out when requiring an essential service. 
  • Reasonable accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities in healthcare facilities if these persons are diagnosed COVID-19 Positive.

 

For more information:

  • For more information, contact 0800 029 999
  • You can also WhatsApp 060 0123 456
  • Visit www.sacoronavirus.co.za
  • You can also visit Facebook Group: DisabilityRightsSA to get more information

           

Last published 27 March 2020