Our COVID-19 Response

Self Registration Portal

All people who are 35 years and older and who intend to be vaccinated must enroll on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).

Latest Vaccine Statistics

View latest vaccine rollout figures & statistics on Covid 19 response

Active Vaccination Sites

Find your closest vaccination centre or closest vaccination site

Interactive Live Counter

Interact with our live Covid-19 data map.

Tests Conducted
Positive Cases Identified

Frequently Asked Questions

Most common symptoms:
dry cough
Less common symptoms:
aches and pains
sore throat
loss of taste or smell
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
Serious symptoms:
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
chest pain or pressure
loss of speech or movement
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

The virus is very susceptible to common anti-bacterial cleaning agents such as bleach, and alcohol-based cleaners (60% volume). Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands.

If you think you might have contracted the virus, you can call the NICD helpline (0800 029 999) and you will be advised on possible testing facilities. However, testing is not routinely done unless testing is indicated by a health professional therefore one would need to be assessed by your medical practitioner in order to qualify for testing.

Anyone who tests positive will immediately be notified and put into isolation at home or at a facility designated to manage the outbreak. You will then remain in isolation until repeat testing shows you no longer have the virus.

The following hospitals have also been identified as centres for isolation and treatment of people infected with Coronavirus:

Polokwane Hospital in Limpopo;
Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mpumalanga;
Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Steve Biko Hospital and Tembisa Hospitals in Gauteng;
Grace Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal;
Klerksdorp Hospital in the North West;
Kimberly Hospital in the Northern Cape;
Pelonomi Hospital in the Free State;
Livingstone Hospital in the Eastern Cape; and
Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape.

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