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

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Directive on Compensation for Workplace-acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

Notice No. 387 of 2020

 

Notice No. 387

23 July 2020

GG 43540

 

Department of Employment and Labour

 

I, Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour acting in terms of Regulation 4(10) of the Regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), has determined that it is necessary to issue this Directive which replaces the Notice issued on 23 March in terms of Section 6A of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) as amended, and which Directive is attached as Schedule A.

 

 

Mr TW Nxesi, MP

Minister of Employment and Labour

Date: 30/06/2020

 

Schedule

 

1. The Directive for compensation of workplace-acquired novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) comes into effect on the date of publication hereof and shall be implemented with immediate effect thereon.

 

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

 

3. 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).