TO:                  The Provincial/ District Chairman

The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs

Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries

                        Associate Members


CC:                  The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors

                        ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff


Date:                13th March 2020           


Subject:           Covid-19


Lifesaving South Africa is aware of the growing number of Covid-19 cases reported in South Africa, we are continuously monitoring the situation, and in contact with our Medical Advisors, the city and SA Sport and Recreation.

At this time there is a limited risk within South Africa and provided normal healthy lifestyles are maintained this will remain so for the full duration of the 2020 Wimpy SA National Lifesaving Championships in Port Elizabeth from the 19th – 25th March 2020.


We advise the following actions:

  • avoid contact with any obviously ill people
  • seek medical care early should you develop any symptoms
  • Self-isolate should you develop any symptoms
  • don’t share eating utensils
  • exercise the correct cough/sneeze etiquette
  • exercise rigorous and regular hand hygiene


We are not cancelling or postponing the event at this time and will advise on any arising decisions should it be needed.


Corona virus outbreak department of health 24-hour hotline number: 0800 029 999


Yours faithfully,

(No signature – electronic document)

Helen Herbert

General Manager


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