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Should Children Wear Face Masks?

Children over 2 years of age should wear a face mask when outside of the home. But, they should also still keep about 2 metres away from other people. That is about the length of a bed. But, a child should not wear a mask if they cannot breathe properly through the mask it makes […]

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What to do if your child/ren have been in contact with a COVID-positive person

There is someone at home with COVID-19. What should I do if I am worried about my child’s health? If children get infected with the virus, they usually have a much milder form of COVID-19 than adults. Some children may become very sick with COVID-19, especially if they have other health problems, like malnutrition, TB, […]

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How to support yourself during labour

You may be excited about sharing the birth of your baby with your partner, family and friends. Unfortunately, due to new hospital rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep all patients and staff safe, partners are not allowed to be with women in labour or delivery. If you had made plans to have […]

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Physical Health

Should children wear a face mask?

Children over 2 years of age should wear a face mask when outside of the home. But, they should also still keep about 2 metres away from other people. That is about the length of a bed. But, a child should not wear a mask if they cannot breathe properly through the mask it makes […]

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What should I do if I am worried about my child’s health?

If children get infected with the virus, they usually have a much milder form of COVID-19 than adults. Some children may become very sick with COVID-19, especially if they have other health problems, like malnutrition, TB, HIV, asthma and other chest problems or long-term illnesses. If your child gets sick, it may be from COVID-19 […]

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When will I be able to collect my Child Support Grant and how much can I expect to receive?

If you receive the Child Support Grant (CSG) for your baby, then you can only collect your grant from Wednesday 6 May. If you also get a pension or disability grant, you can collect your grant – including the Child Support Grant – from Monday 4 May. If you have a SASSA card or receive […]

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Should I be wearing a mask?

If so, what kind of mask should I wear, when should I wear it, and where could I get one? In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the health minister recommends that everyone should wear cloth face masks when in public. It is possible to carry the Coronavirus and feel well. Face masks […]

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I am pregnant and use public transport. Should I still go to the clinic?

If possible, walk to the clinic to avoid being close to other people. If you need to take a taxi, try to sit with space between you and others. You should take the same precautions to avoid COVID-19 infection as other people. You can help protect yourself by doing the following: Wash hands as often […]

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May I still go to the clinic for family planning?

Yes. You will still be able to get family planning services from your local clinic. But try to find out if there are changes to the service. Be sure to continue with your family planning during this time to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Remember that condoms give you protection against pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted […]

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Should I still take my baby for immunisations?

Yes, your baby should still be taken for immunisations as usual. The government has said that immunisations are an essential service. If you can make your way to the clinic, please take the same precautions for you and your baby to avoid COVID-19 infection as other people. Wear a cloth mask. You can help protect […]