The National Department of Health has been actively involved in monitoring international travellers entering South Africa with the aim of detecting any carriers of the virus at early stages. This activity has been carried out for all international conveyances. Plans have been prepared and guidelines were developed to guide the whole health sector in the country.
This document aims to guide Environmental Health Services (EHS) on key roles related to the management of the outbreak. This guide should be read in conjunction with the guideline for case finding, diagnosis, management and public health response in South Africa and the standard operating procedures on Novel Corona Virus -19 (COVI D-19).