It seems like there is a glimmering light of hope at the end of the tunnel with the easing of the COVID-19 alert level 1 regulations. However, if we abandon and lose sight of what we’ve all sacrificed and fought for to conquer the virus for close to two years, we could return back to square one and another unpleasant wave. Fortunately, on the other side of the coin, if we continue to adhere to the precautionary measures in place as best advised by experts, we will soon be able to enjoy the pleasures of ‘normality’ as we once knew it.
At the core of the newly updated COVID-19 regulations, is the gradual return of scholars and educators to full-time learning on school premises. As this may appear as a positive indication of restoration of ‘normality’, it also raises concerns of the heightened risk such individuals would be exposed to.
So, we have compiled a short list below of back-to-school precautionary measures and personal protective equipment (PPE) essentials for educators and parents, to ensure scholars worry less, keep safe and perform at their best to achieve top results this year:
Get the vaccine
Visit a Dis-Chem, Clicks, Van Heerden, Alpha Pharm, or Sparkport Pharmacy near you and book your COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. Alternatively, you can book online and reserve your booking times at Clicks.
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