COVID-19: The role of a Sectional Title Scheme Executive during lockdown

As we are now living in national lockdown as announced by the President, many landlords, tenants and owners of apartment buildings and security complexes worry about measures being taken by the Scheme Executives to ensure the health and safety of residents.

The number of confirmed cases in SA are more than 1000 at present and infections are spreading fast.

Coronavirus is transmitted primarily through respiratory droplets when someone coughs or sneezes. Thus the recommendation to cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands, clean surfaces and maintain social distancing.

Buildings are considered high risk areas when it comes to spreading the disease due to the amount of people sharing the same space. During lockdown South Africans will be confined to their homes but due to the the way security complexes or sectional scheme titles are built, people might still be in regular contact with others.

It is advisable for sectional scheme executives to instruct more frequent cleaning and the use disinfectant cleaning products.

Buildings that haven’t implemented it yet, can and should take steps to limit the possibility of transmission, not to mention make their residents and staff feel safer.

They should be cleaning and disinfecting high-traffic surfaces like front-door handles, key pads to gain entry to a complex or apartment building and elevator buttons, even during lockdown.

They should also station hand-sanitizer around the building, which could be particularly useful with supplies running low in stores. They could also post signs encouraging residents to be vigilant about keeping their homes disinfected and to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and to wash their hands frequently.

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