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'To minimise risk of COVID-19 business travel bans are reasonable'

12 March 2020 7:56 AM
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Law expert Lizle Louw gives advice on the legal considerations employers should take on the coronavirus pendamic.

The head of the World Health Organisation on Wednesday announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be described as a pandemic.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was troubled by the severity and spread of COVID-19.

What are the key legal considerations from an employment and health and safety perspective?

RELATED: Employer obligations to prevent coronavirus outbreak in the workplace

Africa Melane on 702Breakfast speaks to Webber Wentzel Attorneys partner and law expert Lizle Louw to give more insight on the matter.

There are two pieces of legislation in South Africa, which places an obligation on employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment and they are Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Mine Health and Safety Act.

Lizle Louw, Partner and law expert - Webber Wentzel Attorneys

Employers need to provide a work environment that is free of risk towards the health of employees, she adds.

To minimise risk, bans on business travel to countries affected the most would be reasonable.

Lizle Louw, Partner and law expert - Webber Wentzel Attorneys

Listen below to the full conversation:


12 March 2020 7:56 AM
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Coronavirus
Covid 19

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