COVID-19 National Public Hygiene Strategy and Implementation Plan
The strategy outlines how government departments and entities and other stakeholders should work together to ensure a coordinated and consistent country approach towards heightening public hygiene measures in the control of the outbreak. While it is anticipated that national strategy will provide strategic direction and guidance on planning to support a consistent and coordinated response across jurisdictions, provinces and municipalities have ultimate responsibility for planning and implementation within their respective jurisdictions.
The strategy promotes 3 (three) measures to be focused on for public hygiene interventions, i.e. Public education and awareness, community-based measures and personal protective measures, with emphasis on the challenges facing our rural and informal areas where sanitation issues are of critical importance.