The NHBRC has temporarily closed its East London office down after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
“As part of our precautionary measures, all the affected employees based in that office will also be in self-isolation for a period of 14 days as per the COVID-19 regulations. The concerned employee has been hospitalised,” said NHBRC Acting CEO, Otsile Maseng.
This will also affect NHBRC’s home inspection services in the Buffalo City Metro and Amathole District Municipality for a period of 14 days.
The office will resume its normal operation on Monday, 22 June 2020.
“We urge the developers, contractors, home builders and housing consumers, who need to interact with NHBRC in East London are urged to only visit our offices when it is absolutely necessary for the collection of certificates (i.e. registration and enrolment) and to complete technical assessments,” Maseng said.
“Furthermore, we encourage those who need to submit necessary supporting documents to do so from the safety of their homes or offices via our new emailing list on the following contact address; ECfirstname.lastname@example.org
“Each of our offices has established a Covid-19 Task Team to ensure the continued safety of our employees and customers and all visiting our offices are requested to cooperate with the measures put in place.”