Corona Virus: What to do when an employee arrives on site and is showing symptoms

Source: Eastern Cape Master Builders Association

  • Take the employee aside and isolate him/her from the rest of the staff
  • Phone the COVID Hotline number 08000 299 99 or your local GP/IOD Centre
  • The GP or medical centre will then contact the NICD
  • The NICD will then handle the situation from there. They will collect the staff member
  • and get them tested.
  • If the employee is tested positive, the NICD will investigate further to see who they have been in contact with.
  • It is the employer’s responsibility to report the situation and control it until the NICD can arrive.
  • Do not transport the employee anywhere off site in company vehicles
  • Do not take the employee to a doctor or send them home to make their own arrangements
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