This protocol is devised to guide funded and non-funded Shelters and One Stop Centres in the Eastern Cape in service delivery to victims of crime and violence during the lockdown period, from midnight on 26 March until 16 April 2020.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 23 March 2020 that South Africa was declared a National State of Disaster on 15 March 2020 in response to COVID-19 as per Government Gazette No 43096. The Disaster Management Act No 57 of 2002 and the Amendment Act 16 of 2015 is applicable. Regulations No 43148, 43168 & 43199.
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