Disaster Management Act, 2002
Direction Extending COVID-19 TERS Benefits for Certain Categories of Employees
Government Notice R878 of 2020
- Published in Government Gazette 43611 on 13 August 2020
- Assented to on 11 August 2020
- Commenced on 27 June 2020
- [This is the version of this document from 13 August 2020.]
1. DefinitionsIn this Direction, unless the context otherwise indicates-"COVID-19" means the 2019 coronavirus (SARS- COV2/COVID-19);"Directive" means the Directive issued by the Minister of Employment and Labour on 25 March 2020 in GN 215 of 26 March 2020 GG 43161 as amended on 6 April 2020 and 16 April 2020 and corrected on 20 April 2020;"OHS Direction" means the Consolidated Direction on OHS Measures (GNR 639 of 2 June 2020);]"remuneration" bears the same meaning as the definition of the term in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997) read with section 35(5) of that Act and the Schedule to Government Notice 69, GG 24889 of 23 May 2003;"vulnerable employee" means an employee -(a)with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities or any other condition that may place the employee at the higher risk of complications or death than other employees if infected with COVID-19; or(b)above the age of 60 years who is at a higher risk of complications or death if infected.
2. Incorporation of Directive for certain categories of employer and employee
3. Application for benefitsAn employer or employee contemplated in paragraph 2 may continue to claim Covid-19 TERS benefits contained in the Directive from 1 July 2020 and may apply for those benefits as provided for under paragraph 5 of the Directive and any additional procedural prescripts that may be required by the Unemployment Insurance Commissioner.
4. Commencement and durationThis Direction, despite the date of publication by notice in the Gazette, is deemed to commence on 27 June 2020 and remains in operation until 15 August 2020 unless the Direction is withdrawn by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.
History of this document
13 August 2020 this version
11 August 2020
27 June 2020