South Africa published Covid-19 safety guidelines for mines

20 May 2020 (Last Updated May 20th, 2020 10:17)

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published guidelines for the management of Covid-19 in the country’s mining sector, as work continues amidst the pandemic.

Miners are now obligated to implement a code of practice that complies with “any relevant guidelines and instructions issued by [the] government”, according to the DMRE, and names a number of specific regulations mining companies must follow in order to continue operating. These include compliance with the 2002 Disaster Management Act and working alongside recommendations from the country’s department of health, department of employment and labour, and the World Health Organisation, to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible.

Read more about the impacts of Covid-19 on South African mining here.