Minister Nxesi has issued a directive which states that applications can be made for 46 days, beginning 1 July, for employees whose employers are:
1. Not allowed to commence operations under the Disaster Management Regulations.
2. Unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable works, (e.g. working from home or taking special measures).
3. Unable to make use of their employees’ services, due to restrictions to the permitted active workforce, such as staggered working.
Applications start Monday 17TH AUGUST 2020.
The application process remains the same for the extension period and all claims must be lodged via the online portal (https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/ OR www.labour.gov.za).