RepealedThis Government Notice was repealed on 28 January 2021 by Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in all Correctional Centres and Remand Detention Facilities.
This is the version of this Government Notice as it was when it was repealed.
Disaster Management Act, 2002
Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in Correctional Centres and Remand Detention Facilities
Government Notice 698 of 2020
- Published in Government Gazette no. 43463 on 22 June 2020
- Assented to on 18 June 2020
- Commenced on 22 June 2020
- [This is the version of this document from 22 June 2020.]
1. DefinitionsIn these directions, a word or expression bears the meaning assigned to it in the Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 111 of 1998) and in the Regulations made by the Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs in terms section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), and published under Government Notice No. R. 480, in Government Gazette No. 43258 of 29 April 2020, as amended, and unless the context otherwise indicates—"Alert Level" means the alert level as declared by the Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs under regulation 3(2) of the Regulations;"amenities" means goods such as, but not limited to, food, toiletries, reading material or any other goods permitted in terms of the Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 111 of 1998), its regulations and applicable policies or directives;"Chief Operations Commissioner" means a correctional official designated by the National Commissioner to manage and control all operational matters with the Department;"correctional facility" means any correctional centre, remand detention facility, office or any other facility under the control and management of the Department;"CSA" means the Correctional Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 111 of 1998);"Department" means the Department of Correctional Services;"legal practitioner" means a legal practitioner defined in section 1 of the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014) and includes a candidate legal practitioner;"movement" means entering or leaving a correctional centre or remand detention facility by sentenced offenders and remand detainees;"parolee" means a sentenced offender placed on parole under community corrections to serve the remainder of his or her sentence in terms of Chapter VI of the CSA;"probationer" means a sentenced offender serving a sentence of correctional supervision under community corrections in terms of Chapter VI of the CSA;"quarantine" means the restriction of activities or separation of a person, who was or may potentially have been exposed to COVID-19, and who could potentially spread the disease to other non-exposed persons, to prevent the possible spread of infection or contamination to healthy individuals, and includes quarantine of inmates admitted to correctional centres or remand detention facilities;"the Regulations" means the Regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) and published under Government Notice No. R. 480, in Government Gazette No. 43258 of 29 April 2020, as amended by the Regulations published under Government Notice No. R.608, in Government Gazette No. 43364 of 28 May 2020.
2. Application of directionsThe provisions contained in these directions apply for the duration of the national state of disaster, unless otherwise indicated.
3. Safety and general measures for duration of national state of disasterNotwithstanding the pronounced alert level, the following measures apply during the national state of disaster:
4. Restrictions regarding placement, movement and release of inmates, parolees and probationers during Alert Levels 3, 4 and 5
5. Amenities, consultations and visits during Alert Levels 3, 4 and 5
6. Remand detainees
7. Withdrawal and transitional provisions
8. Duration and commencement
History of this Government Notice
28 January 2021
22 June 2020 this versionPublished in Government Gazette no. 43463Government Notice commences.
18 June 2020Assented to by council.
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