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What happens if an employee contracts Covid-19 at work?

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If there is evidence that an employee contracted Covid-19 in the workplace, the employer must lodge a claim for compensation in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) in accordance with Notice 193 published on 3 March 2020 (13 GG 43126 GN193 of 23 March 2020.)

Access the document here: Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993

In addition to the obligations of employees under the OHSA, every worker is obliged to adhere to measures introduced by their employer as required by the Directive: COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces, 2020 (Issued by the Department of Employment and Labour on 4 June 2020).

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