Attention Head Centres
Closure of all Red Cross Centres
Secondary to the declaration of the COVID – 19 out-break as a global pandemic by WHO, the emergency situation within the region following reports of confirmed cases in South Africa, Namibia, Eswatini, Zambia and Tanzania, and the directive by the government of Botswana for all institutions of learning to close with effect from 23 March 2020, Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) has taken a decision to close all its Centers with effect from 23rd March 2020 indefinitely as a precautionary measure.
You are therefore, requested to issue all students with the attached to inform parents/guardians about this decision. Kindly note that Staff will continue reporting for duty and will assist with response and dissemination and will receive guidance from Programme Coordinators.
Kindly ensure that Staff continue to stay safe and protect themselves through:
- Frequent washing of hands with soap and clean water (ensure there is hand sanitizer for use by staff and visitors)
- Covering of nose and mouth when sneezing with a flexed elbow
- Avoiding direct contact with anyone with cold or flu like symptoms
- Avoid handshakes, hugs and kisses when greeting other people