South Africa - Coronavirus - Pretoria - 26 March 2020 - Bosman Bus Station in Pretoria packed with travellers ahead of the national lockdown. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

Sick during lockdown? Do’s & Dont’s

CAPE TOWN – What happens if you get ill during lockdown ? Will you be able to go to a doctor ? What precautions should you take ? Here’s the answers to any questions you may have.

Firstly you need to remember the following ;


  •  You can still seek medical care during the lockdown.
  • Emergency services including doctors, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies continue to operate as usual.
  • Practice hygiene when you go out, wash your hands when leaving home, do so again at your destination and before you depart for home.


If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, & need medical care:

-Call your doctor or clinic and report your symptoms.

-Wear a facemask when you enter the healthcare facility.

-Ask your healthcare professional to inform the NICD if you test positive for Covid-19.

-Keep a distance of at least one-and-a-half meters from your family members at home.