17 March 2020 – Provided special leave to employees who need to self-quarantine for 14 days

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Business support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of South Africa advised businesses that where an employee must self-quarantine for 14 days, the employee will be entitled to special leave.

Both employer and employee must provide written confirmation that the special leave was agreed to.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/companies-facing-distress-17-mar-2020-0000