Week 1 - 2
The implementation of Stage 2 lockdown has been interpreted by many as a return to normality with the exception of having to wear a mask in public. Many people are not wearing masks unless entering a business premises or at a roadblock, or around public officials.
The majority of people are saying that the government must supply the masks if they want people to wear them.
Access to water and maize meal continues to be a big problem and many of the public boreholes are crowded with little care being taken to social distance or disinfect.
The reopening of social spots and beer halls is happening under the radar and this is not being dealt with by the authorities.
In many areas people are well aware of Covid-19, the self protection and prevention methods, and are even happy to try and implement them but they simply don’t have the means to do so.
The reduction in restrictions has led to an easing of tension in the high-density suburbs. This has translated to a more open and willing audience for our team.
In areas we have revisited we found that the information has been retained and that hand washing has been embraced.
Social distancing is still an issue, as many people just don’t think about it-they are not used to it and need reminding.
The information being distributed by our team around GBV and Child protection issues is being met with some resistance (in a taboo sort of way) but people are interested to hear about the hotline. Once we can talk to these people on a more one on one basis during the survey, we should be able to get past this sense of “taboo.”
On the whole our teams are being met with openness to all the facets now encompassed by this awareness campaign.
|10/05/2020|| Sunningdale 1,2,3
|16/05/2020||Warren Park D