Coronavirus community SCREENING continues today in the following areas: Hangklip-Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai.
Screening will be conducted door-to-door by trained field workers in these areas using simple verbal questions to identify people who may require testing.
Health workers will ask health questions aimed at screening for symptoms (a sore throat, a cough or fever).
Screening will either be done via community health workers visiting your home, or mobile units in your area (e.g. gazebos).
Our fieldworkers will have ID tags and identifiable clothing. We ask the public to please allow our workers to screen them.
Testing will ONLY be done if the questions indicate that you require a further test.
The health worker will refer you to the closest testing centre. The test will be done by taking a swab from your nose and throat. This will either be done in a clinic, or in a mobile parked in your area.
Test results will not be immediately available but patients will be followed up and advised of their status.