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Directions to Combat COVID-19 in Home Affairs Amended

August 26, 2020

Department of Home Affairs

Directions on measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in home affairs have been amended.

The home affairs department published the amended Directions in Government Gazette 43650 in terms of Disaster Management Act Regulations.

Paragraph 17F on services to be rendered by department of home affairs under Alert Level 2 is inserted.

Additional services to be rendered by the department during Alert Level 2 include applications for first issue of Identity Card or Green Bar-coded Identity Document; applications for Identity Cards or Green Bar-coded Identity Documents by persons with Temporary Identity Certificates that have expired; applications for amendments of personal particulars; applications for rectification of personal particulars and Back Office records retrieval services.

The amended Directions also stipulate that all Temporary Identity Certificates issued during the national state of disaster that have not yet expired on the date of commencement of the amended Directions, are extended up to 31 October 2020.

The amended Directions came into effect on the date of publication.