Getting the correct information quickly is essential during the current COVID-19 outbreak, so please take note of the following:

Official Toll Free Call Center (24 hours): 0800 029 999

Official WhatsApp Help Service: Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp or share this link

To find a list of designated hospitals for managing the COVID-19 cases and the media liasion officers database for the different Government Departments can be found here:

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has also set up a 24 hour hotline for all South African citizens: 012 351 1754, or you can email or

Advice for returning travellers can be found here:

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued guidelines to deal with COVID-19 at workplace:

For more information about the disease, go to or

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) is also encouraging the events industry to share their experiences on the impact COVID-19 has had on their business by emailing If you need clarity or assistance on areas you may not be sure of on the restrictions announced by government, cancellations or postponement that are occurring due to COVID-19, you can also submit your questions to them by emailing

Click here to read SA declares a national state of disaster.

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