Since the outbreak of the virus Matsapha Town Council has kept in its toes, with the aim of controlling the spread of Covid-19. Council has been engaged in a number of activities that will aid the community against the spread of the virus as well as empower Matsapha on first hand covid-19 safety precautions.
Council has been receiving a number of donations from organisations which have aided the local authority in extending Covid-19 resources to the community. Donations received vary from masks, hand washing soaps, water tanks and fumigating equipment.
In line with Government’s regulations, Council has donated masks to the two charity homes in Matsapha, Cheshire Homes and Hospice at Home along with hand washing soaps. Also focusing on the informal settlements in Matsapha, Council donated 39 (5litre) handwashing soaps for each homestead at Tingulubeni.
As the partial lockdown restrictions continue to loosen, Council inspectors are out more to ensure compliance around the town. Compliance also requires provision of resources; therefore, 200 masks were donated to Matsapha informal traders. The informal traders were taught on the right ways to wear a mask the importance of social distancing and the need for regular hand wash and sanitizing as an alternative with an alcohol hand sanitizer.
The stall setting at Union Vending site was also rearranged to ensure compliance of safety regulations. The market stalls have been set up in a U-shape and 10 feet apart to ensure that there is social distancing for both trader and client. A tank has also been installed to ensure regular hand wash.