How to register your Small Business as an essential service during lockdown
BY ZAKS TRANSPORT
Many businesses are in the dark about whether or not they are an essential service. Out of our own experience we gladly provide a tip or two.
It’s easy to apply for essential service status by filling in an online form and downloading a certificate. Bear in mind that the nature of your business has to be listed as an essential service in the government gazette. You can download a copy of the gazette here.
Go to Bizportal.gov.za
Click on the Services tab.
Click on the Covid-19 services icon (it’s in red)
Read carefully through the list of essential services to see whether you would qualify.
Click on the application icon
Complete the declaration and registration details, number of employees working during lockdown and contact details.
Your certificate will be emailed or downloaded. Keep a copy on your premises to show authorities that you are able to trade. Your employees will have unrestricted movement during the course of trade.
Keep in touch with your customers to let them know you are still open and trading but encourage them to stick to official guidelines. Try to restrict traffic from customers to your premises. Make sure that hand sanitizers are available and brief your staff on good hygiene practices.
Zaks Transport is waiting to serve you as part of the approved essentials transportation companies.
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