The Hermanus Traffic Department on the corner of Short & Mussel Street, Hermanus, was temporarily closed today for deep cleaning of the facility after a municipal staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

All traffic related transactions in Hermanus have been suspended for today (19 June) and tomorrow (20 June). The Hermanus Traffic Department will reopen at 08:00 on Monday 22 June 2020.

We would like to reassure the members of the public who visited the offices of the traffic department earlier in the week that they would not have come in contact with the staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Overstrand Municipality’s Building Control Department will accept building plan applications from 08:00 until 15:00 Mondays to Fridays. The offices are closed between 13:00 - 13:45.

In line with Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy, we aim to keep human interaction to a minimum.  Our staff component rotate or work flexi time.

Only one person from the public is allowed into the Building Control office at a time. Face masks to be worn at all times in the office. Offices are fumigated weekly and sanitised daily.

A Covid-19 screening test is performed before entering the office. Covid-19 screening in Kleinmond and Gansbaai is done at the main building entrance.

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LOCAL LIBRARIES FOR ISSUING OF BOOKS AND OTHER LIBRARY MATERIALS WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNDER LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3 TO RESTRICT COVID-19 TRANSMISSION THROUGH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMITING PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH MATERIALS.

All books and other library materials need to be returned to libraries by 23 June 2020. All late books returned within the above mentioned grace period, will be exempt from any fines incurred during the lockdown.

Libraries are open as from 4 June 2020, from 09:00 - 15:30, Mondays – Fridays. Unfortunately, members will not be allowed to borrow any ‘new’ books and/or other library material until further notice. We appeal to residents to return their books and report lost books.

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All rates halls and pay point offices in Hermanus, Gansbaai, Stanford and Kleinmond are once again open to the public for payment of municipal accounts and pre-paid electricity.

Strict social distancing measures will apply and remember your face mask.

The operating hours during the Covid-19 lockdown will be as follows:

HERMANUS ADMINISTRATION: Mondays to Fridays: 08:30 - 15:30*

GANSBAAI-STANFORD ADMINISTRATION:  Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 - 15:30 with a lunch break between 13:00 – 13:45

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Local libraries, for issuing of books and other library materials, will remain closed under lockdown level 3 to restrict COVID-19 transmission through social distancing and limiting physical contact with materials.

All books and other library materials need to be returned to libraries by 23 June 2020. All late books returned within above mentioned grace period, will be exempt from any fines incurred during lockdown.

Libraries will be open from 08:30 - 15:30, Mondays – Fridays from Thursday, 4 June 2020.

Unfortunately, members will not be allowed to borrow any ‘new’ books and/or other library material until further notice.

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500

enquiries@overstrand.gov.za