FAW during lockdown

FAW official statement regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the Fisantekraal/Greenville clinic – 25 March 2020.

Due to the escalation of the Covid-19 crisis, FAW has made some changes in order to reduce person-to-person spread, and reduce risk to our volunteers and clients.

  • The FAW Clinic, as well as the food and second-hand shop will be closed for the foreseeable future (until such time as we are told that it is safe to reopen).
  • We ARE available in case of genuine emergencies. If the person does not have transport, our CCS vets will go to our clinic to assist.
  • We have some people on site (residents of the area) who are able to assist with first aid, following consultation with our vets.
  • There will be no house calls and no sterilisations.
  • Our adoptions and fostering are also on hold during lockdown.

We would love to be able to continue going in regularly but, because we want to help in flattening the contagion curve, our committee has decided it is best not to. As soon as there is any change, we will advise. Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates and information.

For any enquiries, please call/whatsapp 062 258 3547 or email info@faw.za.org. Thank you.

Note that our FAW80 Cycle Challenge has also been postponed.

We advise everyone to maintain the official guidelines to prevent spread of the Covid-19 virus:

  1. Do not touch your face (eyes, mouth, nose)
  2. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water (slowly count to 20), particularly after touching surfaces, shaking hands, or coughing/sneezing.
  3. If you cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow or a tissue. Dispose of the tissue properly, immediately. Wash your hands afterwards.
  4. Maintain social distancing – in other words, stay at least 1 metre away from other people.
  5. If you feel unwell, call your doctor/clinic immediately – do not go there as you may spread the virus. If in any doubt, stay away from people over 50 and anyone immune compromised as they are at high risk for serious sickness.

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