On 15 March 2020, the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa declared the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) a national disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.
Subsequent to that pronouncement, the HPCSA invoked its Business Continuity Plan which will govern operations during this period. The plan is aimed at ensuring that important services within the HPCSA continue functioning with as little disruption as possible. In principle it means that general staff members will be working from home except for skeletal staff who are involved in essential services of the HPCSA (mainly registrations) as explained below:
Meetings for Governance Structures
This arrangement will be in place with effect from 17 March 2020 until further notice.
Practitioners will be kept abreast of developments through regular updates.