The Cape Town Central police station has closed its doors after a member of the staff had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Phillipi East police station has also closed today after identifying a COVID-19 related case.
Alternative arrangements are being made to allow the stations to continue working at the most basic level.
The community service centres (CSC) of each have been relocated. The CSC of Cape Town Central police station has been relocated to the Cape Town Cluster offices at the back of the station and the Phillipi East Police Station CSC is operating from Vuyiseka High School across the police station.
“These contingencies have been effected to allow the decontamination process of the facilities to take place, in line with COVID-19 protocol,” said Brigadier Novela Potelwa.
SAPS officials who have been in contact with the infected members are undergoing the necessary screening/testing and are placed in quarantine.