For the safety of Hermanus citizens: I beg you to highlight poor staff control at certain supermarkets in town. Lockdown rules are not as yet observed on the store floors. With fewer customers, idle staff members stand chatting with one another in close-knit groups of two, three or more, apparently oblivious of the dangers to themselves and others, and the need to practice social distancing.
This has to change without delay and I appeal to store managers to insist on staff discipline and observance of the rules – for the protection and safety of the entire Hermanus population. This includes ensuring that adequate measures are taken to prevent the virus being spread when staff travel to work in taxis.