State of Disaster ends – life gets back to normal at Tafta

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tafta put measures into place to reduce the risk of exposure, infection and death to elders living at Tafta homes.

To date, we have recorded 263 infections in older people, sadly with 33 deaths. And 66 staff infections with one death. Currently, there are no infections at any of the Tafta buildings.

“In accordance with President Cyril Ramaphosa lifting the State of Disaster at midnight, 4 April 2022, all regulations and directions made in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act have been repealed at Tafta with immediate effect. The few exceptions to this revocation include the wearing of masks and the limitation on gatherings, which will remain in place,” explained Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam.

Shamam said that temperature checks for staff and elders will no longer be required. However the daily screening process of staff will be simplified and continue in order to maintain a safe working environment.

“These measures will be reviewed and adjusted with the release of the amendments to the National Health Act once they have been finalized and promulgated,” she added.

We encourage the elderly community to remain vigilant and informed on the progression of flattening the curve, in order to protect themselves and others.