The Minister of Basic Education is expected to make a further announcement on the re-opening of schools today, 19 May 2020.

Two of the areas that NAPTOSA has been adamant should be clarified by the DBE before there is to be a return to school by educators are age and comorbidities.

In this respect the following guidelines, based on medical advice, have been received from the Department:

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From the above table it is clear that, should these guidelines be introduced as policy (we await official announcement in this regard), comorbidities, and not only age, will be the factors that will determine an educator’s inability to return to work and therefore require him/her to work from home.

Members will be kept informed on this and other re-opening of school matters, as they unfold.

B.L. MANUEL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR