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Gauteng provincial command council media briefing presentation by premier david makhura 21 may 2020

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Gauteng provincial command council media briefing presentation by premier david makhura 21 may 2020

  1. 1. GAUTENG PROVINCIAL COMMAND COUNCIL Weekly Media Update on COVID-19 21 May 2020
  2. 2. Gauteng COVID-19 response: Six pillars Gauteng COVID-19 Response Comprehensive Health Response Food Security and Social Relief State Capacity and Adaptability Economic Response Social mobilisation and Human Solidarity Law enforcement and compliance
  3. 3. Comprehensive Health Response
  4. 4. SOUTH AFRICA 20 May 2020 National Picture: 20 May 2020 2215 180 2400 1650 93 93 72 38 11262 18003 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 3000 3200 3400 3600 3800 4000 4200 4400 4600 4800 5000 5200 5400 5600 5800 6000 6200 6400 6600 6800 7000 7200 7400 7600 7800 8000 8200 8400 8600 8800 9000 9200 9400 9600 9800 10000 10200 10400 10600 10800 11000 11200 11400 11600 11800 12000 12200 12400 12600 12800 13000 13200 13400 13600 13800 14000 14200 14400 14600 14800 15000 15200 15400 15600 15800 16000 16200 16400 16600 16800 17000 17200 17400 17600 17800 18000 18200 18400 18600 18800 19000 19200 19400 19600 19800 20000 Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Northern CapeWestern Cape South Africa Number South Africa Confirmed Cases as at 20 May 2020 Confirmed cases: 18 003 Recoveries 8 950 Deaths 339 Tests Conducted 506 861 New cases 803
  5. 5. National Picture: 20 May 2020 Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Northern Cape Western Cape South Africa Confirmed Cases 2215 180 2400 1650 93 93 72 38 11262 18003 Recoveries 1036 118 1694 842 42 58 28 27 5105 8950 Deaths 45 6 27 46 3 0 1 1 210 339 2215 180 2400 1650 93 93 72 38 11262 18003 1036 118 1694 842 42 58 28 27 5105 8950 45 6 27 46 3 0 1 1 210 339 0 200 400 600 800 100 0 120 0 140 0 160 0 180 0 200 0 220 0 240 0 260 0 280 0 300 0 320 0 340 0 360 0 380 0 400 0 420 0 440 0 460 0 480 0 500 0 520 0 540 0 560 0 580 0 600 0 620 0 640 0 660 0 680 0 700 0 720 0 740 0 760 0 780 0 800 0 820 0 840 0 860 0 880 0 900 0 920 0 940 0 960 0 980 0 100 00 102 00 104 00 106 00 108 00 110 00 112 00 114 00 116 00 118 00 120 00 122 00 124 00 126 00 128 00 130 00 132 00 134 00 136 00 138 00 140 00 142 00 144 00 146 00 148 00 150 00 152 00 154 00 156 00 158 00 160 00 162 00 164 00 166 00 168 00 170 00 172 00 174 00 176 00 178 00 180 00 182 00 184 00 186 00 188 00 190 00 192 00 194 00 196 00 198 00 200 00 Number South Africa Confirmed Cases, Recoveries ad Deaths as at 20 May 2020
  6. 6. National picture: Confirmed and active cases Eastern Cape 13% Free State 1% Gauteng 8% KwaZulu-Natal 9% Limpopo 1% Mpumalanga 0% North West 0% Northern Cape 0% Western Cape 68% South Africa: Active cases as at 20 May 2020 Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Northern Cape Western Cape Eastern Cape 12% Free State 1% Gauteng 13% KwaZulu-Natal 9% Limpopo 1% Mpumalanga 1% North West 0% Northern Cape 0% Western Cape 63% South Africa: Confirmed cases as at 20 May 2020 Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Northern Cape Western Cape
  7. 7. National picture: Recoveries and Deaths Eastern Cape 12% Free State 1% Gauteng 19% KwaZulu-Natal 9% Limpopo 1% Mpumalanga 1% North West 0%Northern Cape 0% Western Cape 57% South Africa: Recoveries as at 20 May 2020 Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Northern Cape Western Cape Eastern Cape 13% Free State 2% Gauteng 8% KwaZulu-Natal 14% Limpopo 1% Mpumalanga 0% North West 0% Northern Cape 0% Western Cape 62% South Africa: Deaths as at 20 May 2020 Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Northern Cape Western Cape
  8. 8. Regional breakdown of positive, recovered, active and deaths Recovery rate per district: JHB: 83% EKU: 71% TSH: 70% SED: 32% WR: 59% 1238 549 344 43 72 154 2400 1036 395 241 14 43 1729 190 146 99 29 26 644 12 8 4 0 3 27 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Johannesburg Ekurhuleni Tshwane Sedibeng West Rand Unallocated Gauteng Number Regional Cases as at 20 May 2020 Positive cases Recovered Active cases Deaths
  9. 9. Active cases 644 27% Deaths 27 1% Recoveries 1729 72% Gauteng COVID-19 Cases as at 20 May 2020 Active cases Deaths Recoveries Gauteng Province: COVID-19 Data Active cases 503 25% Deaths 24 1% Recoveries 1470 74% Gauteng COVID-19 Cases as at 13 May 2020 Active cases Deaths Recoveries Confirmed cases: 2074 • Increase in 326 cases in 7 days. • Recovery rate at 72% • 27% Active cases • Deaths at 1,1% Confirmed cases: 2400
  10. 10. COVID-19 Pandemic in GP: positive cases, recoveries, active cases and mortality 207 302 319 409 409 533 584 618 633 645 663 672 693 704 713 713 782 795 801 813 865 890 909 930 969 1018 1101 11481170 1199 1224 1252 12811304 133113531377 1408 1446 1507 1598 1624 1661 1697 1720 1804 1851 1910 19521971 2014 2074 2135 2210 2262 232923432361 2400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 792 641 653 705 729 748 768 484 533 616 663 618 647 672 401 430 453 480 469 469 449 487 547 606 595 621 646 652 592 586 599 625 606 564 503 559 603 621 633 646 640 644 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 11 11 11 12 13 14 14 15 15 15 18 18 22 22 22 24 24 24 25 25 26 27 270 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 157 157 157 157 157 157 479 479 479 479 545 545 545 843 843 843 843 876 897 948 948 948 979 1015102610361053 1197 1247 12931305 1343 1428 15471552 1583 1616 1671 16711694 1729 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 2020/03/23 2020/03/24 2020/03/25 2020/03/26 2020/03/27 2020/03/28 2020/03/29 2020/03/30 2020/03/31 2020/04/01 2020/04/02 2020/04/03 2020/04/04 2020/04/05 2020/04/06 2020/04/07 2020/04/08 2020/04/09 2020/04/10 2020/04/11 2020/04/12 2020/04/13 2020/04/14 2020/04/15 2020/04/16 2020/04/17 2020/04/18 2020/04/19 2020/04/20 2020/04/21 2020/04/22 2020/04/23 2020/04/24 2020/04/25 2020/04/26 2020/04/27 2020/04/28 2020/04/29 2020/04/30 2020/05/01 2020/05/02 2020/05/03 2020/05/04 2020/05/05 2020/05/06 2020/05/07 2020/05/08 2020/05/09 2020/05/10 2020/05/11 2020/05/12 2020/05/13 2020/05/14 2020/05/15 2020/05/16 2020/05/17 2020/05/18 2020/05/19 2020/05/20 COVID-19 Gauteng: Positive cases, recoveries, active cases and mortality as at 20 May 2020 confirmed cases active cases deaths recoveries Recoveries Positive cases Active cases Deaths
  11. 11. Flu Immunisation as at 20 May 2020 District Staff Elderly Children Pregnant Women Chronic Patients HIV/AIDS Total Johannesburg 12 229 8 337 0 10 265 18 718 13 533 63 082 Ekurhuleni 2 573 4 190 2073 10 616 15 605 12 664 47 721 Tshwane 6 381 12 877 0 9 387 18 518 13 504 60 667 Sedibeng 7 793 9 590 2 962 13 393 9 767 9 521 53 026 West Rand 2 446 8 792 74 3 935 13 087 13 666 42 000 Gauteng 31 422 43 786 5 109 47 596 75 695 62 888 266 496 *Johannesburg - Chronic Patient statistics have now been separated from the HIV/AIDS patients stats.
  12. 12. District Community Screening Hospitals PHC Facilities Total % Johannesburg 394 814 80 692 538 846 1 014 352 23% Ekurhuleni 600 723 109 119 329 008 1 038 850 23% Tshwane 791 432 210 833 414 869 1 417 134 32% Sedibeng 346 126 5 676 85 286 437 088 10% West Rand 166 054 55 971 124 530 346 555 8% Correctional Services 226 567 0 0 226 567 5% Gauteng Total 2 525 716 462 291 1 492 539 4 480 546 56% 10% 33% Screening as at 20 May 2020 500000 0 448054 6 2000000 2500000 3000000 3500000 4000000 4500000 5000000 5500000 6000000 Screening Screening target: 5 000 000 by June 2020 Actual: 4 480 546 Target Actual
  13. 13. NHLS Provincial Testing Figures as at 20 May 2020 PROVINCE TOTAL TESTS 13 May 2020 TOTAL TESTS 20 May 2020 TOTAL TESTS % Eastern Cape 38 122 51 888 10% Free State 19 265 24415 5% Gauteng 127 030 166 394 33% Kwazulu-Natal 67 853 86 448 17% Limpopo 8 239 10 579 2% Mpumalanga 11 414 14 964 3% North West 5 812 8 830 2% Northern Cape 3 683 4776 1% Western Cape 82 865 112 612 22% Unknown 22 069 25 955 5% Grand Total 386 352 506 861 100% *Source NHLS
  14. 14. • Cumulatively 363 patients were admitted in hospital; 275 of whom were discharged and 27 succumbed to the infection. • To date, 62 patients are admitted in hospital, 4 of whom are ventilated, 20 on oxygen. • Our clinicians emphasise that early interventions are important (oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position & blood thinning) could be the reason behind fewer complications and low mortality. Management of COVID-19 Positive In-patients – 20 May 2020 FACILITY ADMITTED INTENSIVE CARE UNIT & HIGH CARE UNIT GENERAL WARD TOTAL ADMISSIONS TO DATE TOTAL IN- PATIENT DISCHARGES TOTAL DEATHS VENTILATED OXYGEN OXYGEN ROOM AIR PUBLIC 15 2 5 0 8 127 103 9 PRIVATE 47 2 15 11 19 236 172 18 TOTAL 62 4 20 11 27 363 275 27
  15. 15. Current Bed Availability in Private & Public Hospitals for COVID-19 DISTRICT ADULT GENERAL BEDS PAEDIATRIC BEDS ICU/HIGH CARE TOTAL Private Public Private Public Private Public Pvt/Public JOHANNESBURG 1262 287 150 35 169 302 2205 EKURHULENI 1455 342 244 43 146 0 2230 SEDIBENG 213 0 39 0 21 10 283 CITY OF TSHWANE 1235 193 203 43 221 75 1970 WEST RAND 1086 155 169 5 192 6 1613 TOTAL 5251 977 805 126 749 393 8301
  16. 16. Additional Beds to being created in existing hospitals using ABT – 1600 beds Facility Target Beds Additional Being Created Dr George Mukhari Cluster 600 ICU beds 300 ICU beds using Alternative Building Technology at Dr George Mukhari 300 beds Alternative Building Technology at Jubilee Hospital Chris Hani Baragwanath Cluster 800 ICU beds 500 beds Alternative Building Technology at Chris Hani Baragwanath 300 ICU beds Alternative Building Technology at Kopanong Hospital Ashanti Gold Hospital 200 beds Refurbishment TOTAL 1600 beds (900 ICU and 00 general beds) All beds to be ready by end of July.
  17. 17. National COVID-19 Contact Tracing In Gauteng, contact tracing is at 98%, and we know where these contacts are.
  18. 18. • Based on the current patient load we have adequate PPE in stock. However we continue to order more stock for the next phases of the pandemic. • We still want to emphasise that surgical and N95 masks must be reserved for use only by frontline healthcare workers. • Priority is on the empowerment of local manufacturing companies, SMMEs and Township businesses. • The Department is sourcing from various service providers who are registered on the COVID-19 PPE Stock REPORTING STOCK ON HAND CLOSING BALANCE STOCK ORDERED Body PPE 519 884 13 401 500 Environmental PPE 46 772 16 500 Face PPE 39 605 1 673 000 Hand PPE 2 431 424 37 922 400 Respiratory PPE 8 327 410 20 314 500 Tool 92 913 2 077 808 Grand Total 11 458 008 75 405 708
  19. 19. PR GOGGLES BOOTS 3 PPE stock Stock on hand: 39 605 Stock ordered: 1 673 000 Stock on hand: 8 327 410 Stock ordered: 20 314 500 Stock on hand: 519 884 Stock ordered: 13 401 500 Stock on hand: 92 913 Stock ordered: 2 077 808 Stock on hand: 2 431 424 Stock ordered: 37 922 400 Stock on hand: 46 772 Stock ordered: 16 500 GRAND TOTAL Stock on hand : 11 458 008 GRAND TOTAL Stock ordered: 75 405 708 FACE PPE RESPIRATORY PPE TOOLSBODY PPE HAND PPE ENVIRONMENTAL PPE
  20. 20. Food Security, Social Relief, Water, sanitation and resettlement
  21. 21. Food Security and Social Relief – as at 20 May 2020 Food Bank Number of Food Parcels distributed to Households Number of people supported Johannesburg 18 410 92 050 Tshwane 57 792 288 960 Ekurhuleni 16 953 84 765 Sedibeng 15 491 77 455 West Rand 16 962 84 810 Sub-Total 125 608 628 040 SSA SRD 11 272 56 360 TOTAL 136 880 684 400 o Since the lockdown, 136 880 households have been provided with food relief, supporting a total of 684 400 people (at least 5 people per household). o However, the demand for food far outstrips our capacity to meet the need. o We continue to call for more support from business, foundations and civil society initiatives on food relief. However, such initiatives must be coordinated with government and the distribution should avoid breaching social distancing regulations. o We are also piloting e-Voucher for food relief so that there is dignity and choice on the part of the beneficiaries.
  22. 22. Status of Shelters for Homeless People as at 20 May 2020 Region Capacity Currently in the Shelter receiving meals Johannesburg 1964 1 890 Ekurhuleni 584 199 Tshwane 2465 1 890 Sedibeng 232 73 West Rand 561 154 Totals 5 806 3 167 o We are providing temporary shelter to the Homeless in 47 Shelters across the Province, working with municipalities. o 3 167 homeless people are provided with 3 meals on a daily basis plus psychosocial support, medical assessments and treatment for substance abuse. o However, a lot of homeless people are leaving shelters to return to the streets. o Beyond COVID-19, the province and municipalities need to develop a focus on providing decent shelter to homelessness
  23. 23. Law Enforcement and compliance with social distancing and other regulations
  24. 24. Enforcing Level 4 Regulations and Preparing for Level 3 • The law enforcement agencies have been conducting integrated operations across the province to enforce regulations and combat crime on a day to day basis. • As a result, compliance and public awareness has significantly improved since the National lockdown of the 27 March. In particular, there is more compliance in the public transport system, open public spaces and shopping malls. • However, there are still areas of concern especially in the townships where behavioural change and compliance are not yet at the level required. • Our law enforcement agencies are not be expected to police behavioural change – Community mobilisation to improve behaviour and compliance in the hotspot areas. • As communities we must adapt to the new normal.
  25. 25. Enforcing Level 4 Regulations and Preparing for Level 3 • We have identified high-risk sectors such as retail, public transport, manufacturing and mining. • We have been having intensive engagements and inspections of various businesses that are open under level 4 in order to ensure full compliance with WHO health and safety protocols. • Employers will be required to provide a workplace risk assessment plan that should include, but is not limited to - the provision of screening and testing facilities, sanitary and social distancing measures and measures to protect vulnerable employees. • Government continues to disinfect buildings, screen and test staff.
  26. 26. Enforcing Level 4 Regulations and Preparing for Level 3 • Yesterday, we had a fruitful engagement with over 160 CEOs to evaluate their compliance with the level 4 protocols and assess their readiness for level 3. • Business leaders expressed support for the measures that have been introduced to save lives and flatten the curve. • There is agreement about the need to strike a balance between the public health and economic imperatives. • We also agreed to continue working together to with various business sectors to prepare for level 3. • We further agreed that, due to the integrated nature of the economy of the Gauteng City Region all Metros and Districts move together from one level to another.
  27. 27. Gauteng Strategy for Hotspots
  28. 28. Health Establishments Response The Health establishments response team will do the following on notification of a COVID-19 positive individual(s): • Provide support to management and COVID-19 steering committee to resume services within the stipulated time after decontamination (at least one hour after decontamination). • Activate contact tracing (including laboratory services) and decontamination company to immediately respond jointly to a health establishment where a COVID-19 positive case has been reported. • Establish the contacts of the positive health worker. • Arrange for immediate counselling, debriefing of affected health worker, colleagues and testing of contacts. • Arrange for quarantine/isolation of the positive health worker and their contacts, where required. • Conduct a scan of the affected area and determine the scope of area to be decontaminated. • Identify alternative areas for the continuation of services, relocate services accordingly. • Provide a full report on the incident and interventions.
  29. 29. Ward Based COVID-19 response team • Focus on hotspots and vigilance areas (Ward Level) • Vigilance in areas which currently have less than 5 active positive cases (Active cases will be closely monitored) • The response team will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral. • Determine the lead, and involve local leadership, civil society and FBOs, NGOs, EMS, CHWs, EPWS, Public health experts, CPFs, and others in driving the intervention programme. • The interventions will include: • Regulations enforcement • Address social security issues • Address health issues (Public health education programmes, screening and testing for COVID-19, HIV, TB, Chronic conditions, hand hygiene, etc.)
  30. 30. Plan for the re-opening of schools
  31. 31. Learners and staff expected Category Number Grade 12 and 7 learners 300 000 Teachers and support staff 100 000 Screeners 4 000 LSEN Teacher assistants 3 000 GA’s 12 000
  32. 32. Schools must be cleaned and functional • The cleaning and disinfection of schools is being coordinated through districts. • The Department has issued specifications, guidelines and standards for cleaning and disinfection of schools • Schools with functioning SGBs and SMT will clean and the Department will appoint contractors to clean where SGBs and SMTs lack capacity • Donations from private secgtor partners will be directed to schools in need. • All schools will provide proof or a certificate to confirm that cleaning and disinfection was done based on a checklist.
  33. 33. Schools must be cleaned and functional • 1752 schools have been deemed to have the capacity to undertake the cleaning themselves • 577 schools have been deemed not to have the capacity to undertake the cleaning themselves • In partnership with Bidvest, Bidvest is cleaning and disinfecting the 577 Schools and will provide sanitiser dispensers for all the 1 253 matric classrooms. This has started on the 20 May 2020. • A circular containing standards and specifications have been completed and is being sent to SGBs and principals
  34. 34. Schools must be cleaned and functional • Currently 331 schools have been affected vandalism and arson • In the 7 schools with burnt admin blocks – three mobiles per school have been delivered for admin purposes • Assessment and job cards for 313 schools have been completed and SCM processes are underway for minor repairs • The assessment shows that there is sufficient classrooms available in all these schools for the returning Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners
  35. 35. School Access control guidelines • All Schools must ensure they plan to use the one entry and exit point. • The closed entry points must contain signage indicating the entry point is closed and directions to the open entry point. • It would be advisable all areas identified as “out of bounds” be cordoned off using barrier tape. • The security only allows learners who are wearing a masks to enter the gate. • Learners with no mask must be provided with a mask before entering school grounds • The official at the gate must sanitise the learner or teachers’ hands. • Learners proceed to the demarcated queuing area • The entry point where leaners and teachers queue to enter the school building must be marked as per the social distancing norm (1.5 to 2m spacing between each person)
  36. 36. Screening control guidelines • Staff must be on duty to ensure learners adhere to the social distancing norm. • Learners and teachers must have there temperature checked and if normal, proceeds to the screening point. • The screening point will have pre-populated registers (Data from SASAMS) containing Name, Surname, Grade , Physical Address, Learners Cellular phone Number, Next of Kin contact Number , temperature and response to the screening questions. • Officials managing the point will the screen the leaner and record the temperature and response onto the register. • If the screening questions indicates there are no risks and the temperature is below 38°C, the learner proceeds to enter the building. • If the screening or the temperature indicates a risk, the learner or the teacher must be accommodated in the isolation room until the next of kin arrives . The next of kin must be advised to immediately seek medical advice.
  37. 37. Training and orientation of SMTs on schools management - COVID-19 • Guidelines and materials for training have been finalised • Reporting systems and requirement for suspected cases • A daily reporting system by principals is in process • Protocols and Conditions for the closure of after re-opening due to a positive case is being finalised • Districts have begun orientation of principals on re-opening
  38. 38. Support staff in schools - admin and cleaning staff • Appointment of additional admin and cleaning staff • A number of over 60-year olds and those with comorbidities will work from home • A total of 50 posts are reserved for the substitution of personnel affected by COVID-19 as well 1047 vacant PS Posts on Persal • Head Office and District Office will manage any existing vacancies and redirect the posts to support staff • Youth brigades (4 per school) will be appointed to assist with admin capacity for additional work for COVID-19 management • 7 000 youth interns are also being recruited to support COVID-19 management in schools and offices
  39. 39. Schools must be cleaned and functional • Water supply • Water tanks have been supplied to all schools that don’t have regular water supply • Water will be supplied 24hrs before school resumption date. • Guideline to schools has been submitted for approval – including how to access more frequent water deliveries • DBE and Department of Water Affairs plan to provide additional storage capacity
  40. 40. Support staff in schools - admin and cleaning staff • Classroom cleanliness and hygiene - Procedures for routine cleaning and maintenance • Guideline document has been prepared and submitted for approval • Daily, before school start and on closing; • Daily, before and after lectures • Two-hourly intervals • Fogging once a month • PPEs • All learners, staff and volunteers will be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPEs) at all times to prevent exposure or risk to health.
  41. 41. School Nutrition • Revised procedures for the preparation, serving and feeding: • Orientation Manual for VFH concluded and training schedule communicated to schools through districts. • Food preparation: The VFH are solely responsible for the preparation of food in the food preparation area that has been designated for that purpose. GDE has taken delivery for VFH PPE’s. There shall be NO VFH allowed to enter the area without proper PPE and this shall be monitored by the school coordinator. • Schedule for serving and feeding has changed. It will be done at different times to allow for social distancing. Some of the classrooms have been identified as additional serving areas and some of the learners shall eat in their classrooms. Learners will only remove their masks during the time of eating. • Washing Hands regularly Shall be the Order of the Day.
  42. 42. School Nutrition • Revised procedures for the preparation, serving and feeding: • Though the food preparation area shall have been DISINFECTED a week before the reopening, there shall be continuous cleaning on a daily basis, before and after preparation of food by the VFH. • It is the duty of the VFH to ensure that ALL utensils including learner utensils are washed with sterilisation and cleaning detergents to avoid further spread of the virus.
  43. 43. School Nutrition • Operations • Communication to Districts on feeding times concluded. • Feeding will happen at different times. • Classrooms have been identified as additional feeding areas. • There will be soap and water/Sanitiser at the entrance of serving areas. • Learners will wash their hands before and after eating • No sharing of eating utensils will be allowed amongst the learners. • Orientation Material for VFH has been concluded. • Training commences 3 days before feeding. • Meeting with DSD and GDE to finalise the plan to feed learners who will be not at school when feeding commences.
  44. 44. Learner Transport • Size and Shape of Learner Transport Providers - The following are the categories of learner transport providers operating in Gauteng: • Government funded Learner Transport Providers • There are 212 service providers in this category operating with 2 500 commissioned. • The department is increasing the number with additional 1 000 buses to comply with social distancing. • This will bring it to the total number of 3 500 on the road. • Unsubsidised Learner Transport Providers – There are 4 000 in this category that GDE is aware of. • School managed Learner Transport for learners with special needs – There are 475 vehicles registered under this category. • Private vehicles and lift clubs – Data currently being collected. • Total number of buses – 7 775
  45. 45. Learner Transport • The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is responsible for transporting around 160 000 learners as part of its poverty alleviation programmes. • The department is putting measures to enforce social distancing in transit as well as compliance with good hygiene practices to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus amongst learners in transit. • This includes the disinfection and sanitisation of buses as well as introducing the 70% occupancy rule on a single trip.
  46. 46. Learner Transport • The cleaning of the vehicles shall be done by adopting the model currently used by GDRT. • Detergents and equipment shall be provided by government whilst transport operators shall be responsible for the actual cleaning for the next 3 months, then the operators shall carry all the costs. • Operations • Learners picked up on the 1st day at pick up points • Communication to parents for learners to wear masks or improvise as they enter the bus. • Monitors will do the basic screening and those with high temperature will not embark but details will be taken and parents will be contacted. • Upon entering the bus, learners will use the hand sanitiser at the entrance and proceed to their allocated sits. • Monitors and District Coordinators will ensure 70% compliance on loading (There will be two seats between the Learners to comply with social distancing) • Learners dropped at school and handed over to coordinators for further screening and collection of masks • On coming back, learners will have their masks and the same drill will apply for embarking.
  47. 47. Health and Psycho-Social Support and Referrals • List of clinics linked to schools • Each school will be linked to a professional nurse at nearest PHC facility to ensure continuous support
  48. 48. Health and Psycho-Social Support and Referrals • A procedure has been developed to manage instances where a learner or staff are referred for testing based on the screening. • Do parents need to accent to testing? • COVID-19 is a notifiable communicable disease and PIU must be tested if referred - parents must comply with Public Health Regulations
  49. 49. Implementing social distancing • Phase 1 plans to accommodate grade 7 and grade 12 • The learners are to be spread in a multiple number of classes across the school in line with social distancing requirements • Class utilisation strategy to comply with social distancing norms • Although a guideline has been provided, each school will have to be responsible for adaptations to their current layouts, based on the principles set out in the document. It is further recommended that personnel and teachers implement and encourage all other safety recommendations as recommended by The World Health Organisation.
  50. 50. Implementing social distancing • Guidelines for class configuration – example using different furniture types
  51. 51. Schooling re-engineered – school system, Class sizes, New timetables • Platooning/shifts, rotation, etc • This may be implemented when all grades are back to school and where there will be a shortage of space because of social distancing. • Schools may use lower grade teachers to substitute grade 12 teachers who are absent and where there is a shortage because of social distancing. • After the revised time table has been drawn, principals should request additional subject teachers from districts where needs arises. • Revised notional time • This will be guided by DBE once the revised school calendar is available • School breaks – staggered – proposed behaviour • School breaks should be staggered to accommodate social distancing and to allow teachers to be to monitor lesser number of learners.
  52. 52. Revised curriculum packages and guidelines - Grade 7 readiness • Exemplar Lesson Plans, Worksheets/content support/booklets development – completed • Exemplar Lesson Plans have been completed for all Grade 7 subjects • Worksheets/content support/booklets development – completed for Grade 7 subjects • Online support package on GDE webpage • Upon receipt of final Grade 7 Revised ATPS, trimming and reorganisation of curriculum as well as powerpoint presentations from DBE, we will be ready to upload all documents onto GDE portal and other links. • Exemplar Standardised Assessment Tasks • Exemplar assessment tasks based on key content have been developed and are ready for all Grade 7 subjects. • Classroom management approach • A guideline document has been developed per subject to guide teachers on classroom management
  53. 53. Working with Parents and Learners FET • Learner orientation • All learners will be orientated on the revised and new school calendar, work to be done on each term and all changes on assessment, SBAs and exams. • Communication to parents • Parents will be informed by school principals on all the changes on curriculums and assessment . This will done through news letters and other modalities available in the school.
  54. 54. Examinations • June examinations will be totally scrapped in all grades. • Grade 12 to continue writing Preparatory examinations. • Preparatory examinations to be administered later in the year – towards the end of September beginning of October. • The timeframe for the conduct of Preparatory examinations to be collapsed to three weeks. • The November examinations to be conducted early in December. • External June examination be merged with the November examination and results issued mid January 2021.
  55. 55. Remote, distance and Home-Education • All children remaining at home must be supported through a concrete and measurable programme run by schools • Application for Home Education with evidence of illness and co-morbidities will be processed at school level recommended by district directors, and approved at Head office within 7 days • Reworked annual teaching plans will be packaged into 14 day learning activity packs (LAPS) for every 14 day learning cycle to be collected at school and signed off by a parent/legal guardian every 14 days • Assessment tasks will be coordinated with classroom based assessment programmes- parents will sign a commitment form to ensure fairness. All assessment packs are to be returned to school every 14 days for marking and or quality assurance • LAPS will comprise , learning topics, topic summaries, step by step guidelines for tutoring , assessment tasks, memoranda, and zero-rated electronic media educational programmes • Conference calls to be scheduled at specific times for learners to ask questions – where necessary – sanitisation rules apply • Examination will be written at school within social distancing regulations, in exceptional cases, continuous assessment will be used.
  56. 56. Independent schools • All 912 independent schools will cater for their own safety measures • DBE circular 1of 2020 - Containment of COVID-19 for schools and school communities was sent to 912 independent schools and GJLC members on the 7 May 2020 • A COVID-19 teacher support Guide was sent to all 912 independent schools on 7 May 2020 • Three (3) independent school stakeholder meetings were held and an understanding was reached that schools will make arrangements • An electronic checklist will be sent to all schools to assess their level of compliance with required safety measures for COVID-19
  57. 57. Play your part. Stop the Spread • We call on people and communities to take responsibility for their well being. • Communities need to play an active role in stopping the spread. • People are encouraged to embrace the new ways of working and maintaining social distance at all times. • Remember the Golden Rules of Hygiene – wash your hands regularly, cover up when you cough or sneeze, wear a mask, do not touch your face, mouth, eyes with unwashed hands, keep a physical distance of at least 2 metres. • Protect yourself and those around you. • “Play your part. Stop the Spread!”
  58. 58. Mpilo – Healthcare in your hands
  59. 59. THANK YOU

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