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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)


Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

Notice No. 193 of 2020


Notice No. 193

23 March 2020

GG 43126


Department of Labour


1. I, Vuyo Mafata, Compensation Commissioner, after consultation with the Compensation Executive Committee, hereby make the following notice in terms of Section 6A of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No 130 of 1993) as amended. The proposed notice is attached as Schedule A.




2. The notice for compensation of occupationally-acquired novel Corona virus disease (Covid-19) comes into effect on the date of publication hereof and shall be implemented with immediate effect thereon.


3. All employers and Medical Service Providers must follow the stipulated prescripts when submitting claims and supporting medical reports for Covid-19.


4. When submitting reports online through the CompEasy system or Mutual Association Claims systems, Medical Service Providers must use the emergency Covid-19 ICD-10 code: U07.1 as proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO).



Vuyo Mafata

Compensation Commissioner

Date: 2020/03/20