To: All DRV Residents and Owners 13 May 2020
Corona Virus – DRV Procedures: Notice No 7

THIS NOTICE 7 MUST BE READ TOGETHER WITH THE PREVIOUS SIX NOTICES in that it serves to maintain measures already put in place, correct a statement made in Notice No 3 and address a
recent announcement by Government relating to movement of persons and goods. Residents must CONTINUE TO APPLY THE EXISTING STRICT MEASURES and ADHERE FULLY WITH ALL PROCEDURES contained in this and prior notices. These measures are aimed at minimising the possibility of introducing or spreading any infection within the Village, in summary:

1. SOCIAL GATHERINGS – in common property areas are prohibited;

2. LEAVING THE VILLAGE

  • Any resident who wants to leave the village should contact Jackie on Ext 3337 or *507. Once approved, the resident will have his/her driver’s licence scanned at Galloway Gate entrance on leaving and re-entering the village;
  • We encourage residents to keep these excursions outside of the Village as short as possible and to be especially careful when visiting high risk areas such as pharmacies.

3. RETURNING TO / ENTERING THE VILLAGE

  • With immediate effect, all returning residents and their passengers, and anyone else entering the Village (staff, contractors, visitors, service providers, etc) will have their temperatures taken and recorded by security personnel on duty.

4. WALKING IN THE COMMON PROPERTY AREAS – allowed in common property areas subject to:

  • Social distancing (2m apart) at all times; and
  • You will have to wear a cloth mask while walking around the village.

5. RESIDENTS RETURNING TO WORK

  • Copies of the permit authorising the employer to resume work and the letter from the employer allowing the employee to travel to work should be given to Jackie de Kock, the General Manager.

CORRECTION TO NOTICE NO 3 – PAY FOR ALLCARE DOMESTIC WORKERS:
References to “These workers must be given special lockdown leave on full pay.” and “Residents must continue to pay ALLCARE as applied before lockdown .” [my emphasis] overreaches our mandate and does not reflect the correct intention. We all have a moral obligation to continue to pay our domestic workers to the extent we are able. These clauses should have been reflected as recommendations, for the resident to determine what he/she can realistically afford and make the necessary arrangements with ALLCARE.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE 7 MAY 2020 – MOVEMENT OF PERSONS AND GOODS:
In terms of Government Gazette No 513 of 7 May 2020, a person who needs to travel to his/her new place of residence and to transport household furniture and effects is permitted to do so between 7 May 2020 and 7 June 2020.

Accordingly, residents are advised that DURING THIS PERIOD the following will occur or apply:

  • Family members may, where required, assist residents moving between units, moving out of or moving into the Village;
  • Furniture removal companies will be active in the Village;
  • Carpet cleaning and/or replacement will occur;
  • Agents’ inspections of units as part of the moving process may only take place between 08h00 and 09h00 from Monday to Friday;
  • Duration of move – all moves out of, into or within the Village should be completed within one day;
  • Four S’s – all family members, employees of the furniture removal or carpet companies and agents must abide by the Village’s four S’s (washing hands, sanitising, masks and social distancing) as well as all security measures at the Galloway Gate entrance. Security will be monitoring all aspects of these moves to ensure compliance with our requirements;
  • Self-isolation – All new residents will be expected to self-isolate in their units for fourteen (14) days after moving into the Village. Induction of new residents into Village life will be handled by the  General Manager on an individual basis;
  • All residents are requested to stay away and maintain social distancing from any affected units, especially in the apartment buildings.

RESIDENTS ARE CAUTIONED TO TAKE EXTRA SPECIAL CARE OF THEMSELVES, their surroundings and interactions with fellow residents. We remind you that the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are those most at risk to this virus. If any of you experience flu-like symptoms, please let Matron Jackie or Jackie de Kock know. Please be especially alert during the lockdown to the possible needs of your neighbours and, where you cannot provide help or support, alert Jackie or Matron to the situation.

STAY SAFE BY REMEMBERING THE FOUR S’s:

Thank you for your continued co-operation and support in these testing times.
Andy McDonald, Chairperson