The City of Cape Town has distributed COVID-19 toolkits to thousands of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the city. The toolkit includes essentials that will help the business begin to work again after lockdown restrictions are lifted.

“I am delighted that the City of Cape Town SMME COVID-19 toolkit featured at the ‘Cities Against COVID-19 Online Global Summit’ hosted in Seoul, South Korea, from June 1-5, as a best practice model for workplace readiness,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, James Vos.

Many small businesses have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown and are not in a position to equip themselves for reopening in line with health and safety regulations but the toolkit is taking that burden away.

“The uptake of the toolkit applications and ensuing gratitude received from the business fraternity on various social media platforms and emails in Cape Town has been phenomenal,” said Vos.

He said the health and safety measures required post-COVID imposed a burden on businesses but that there was no other option. “As a caring city, our top priority remains to help businesses get back to work safely.”