The DBE has issued a set of guidelines to all schools and child care facilities on the management of the Coronavirus.
The guidelines contain detailed information on the steps to be followed in schools and they provide protocol to be followed should a case of infection be suspected.
It is clear in the guidelines that only the Department of Health can make a decision on whether a school can be closed temporarily or not, and it urges all schools to contact their local health departments on all matters regarding the virus.
The Department, together with Unilever has distributed posters and leaflets with information on how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and germs in general.
The circular with the guidelines is available here: