South Africa now has over 1 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus with more than 310 in the Western Cape and 7 in the Overberg.

Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee would like to extend his thanks to everyone who is doing their utmost to flatten the curve -  especially those who are working to keep essential services operating.

Now more than ever before, we are all called upon to lead by example. Each of us has a responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Let's keep a safe distance from others if you must go out to limit the spread of COVID-19. Practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly, avoid shaking hands with others and throw away used tissues.

Let’s now forget about the less fortunate members of our community. The Mayor hereby appeals to all residents who have the ability to do so, to donate non-perishables to our most vulnerable families.

Please consider contributing when going shopping at these food stores. You can simply drop it in the marked trolleys. The following food stores have agreed to have donation trolleys in their stores as drop points:

HERMANUS:

  • OK in Onrus
  • OK in Voëlklip
  • Checkers Whale Coast Mall
  • Checkers Hermanus CBD
  • Food Lover's Market Whale Coast Mall

STANFORD :

  • OK Mini-Mark

GANSBAAI:

  • Spar
  • OK Foods

PEARLY BEACH:

  • Local Fruit
  • Vegetable Store

HANGKLIP:

  • Rooiels Village Shop
  • Mini Mart Pringle Bay
  • Village Deli Pringle Bay
  • Centre Shop Betty's Bay
  • Penguin Place Betty's Bay

KLEINMOND:

  • Spar
  • OK Store and
  • Any other Local Food Store

The following products are the essential;

FOOD:

  • 5kg – Maize Meal
  • 2kg – Rice
  • 2kg – Samp
  • 2kg – Beans
  • Canned Foods (Mix of specifically Tomato & Onion Mix / Braai Relish / Baked Beans / Pilchards)

TOILETRIES:

  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar of Soap
  • Packet of Sanitary Towels
  • Baby Nappies

DETERGENTS:

  • Antibacterial Cleaning Products
  • Washing Powder
  • Gloves
  • Hand Wash etc.

PACKAGING:

  • Heavy Duty Bags, i.e Black bags.

Any other non-perishable food product is welcome as long as it is sealed in its original packaging.

The distribution of this will be conducted by the Overstrand Municipality's Disaster Management Unit.