Permit application offices closed due to Covid-19 case

Some of the City’s offices which have been issuing permits required during lockdown for informal (uncooked) food trading and spaza shops have been closed after a staff member who had been assisting at some of these facilities tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

The staffer, who contracted the virus from a family member, is currently in quarantine. As part of the precautionary measures, the following permit offices are closed until further notice: Strand Sub-council office, Somerset West municipal office, Kuils River Sub-council office and Khayelitsha Municipal Office/Training Centre.

The Lentegeur and Plumstead administration buildings were reopened on Friday April 17.

The City said that measures were under way to “implement the necessary interventions before the offices can reopen”.

“This includes the isolation of other staff members who have had contact with the official who has tested positive, as well as the deep cleansing of the above-mentioned facilities. The closure seeks to protect both employees and the public from potential COVID-19 infections,” the City said.

“In the meantime, anyone who has visited any of these offices in the last two weeks are encouraged to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms. Should they, or anyone they are living with, present any symptoms, they should contact the provincial hotline to determine their nearest testing facility.”