The Minister of Social Development Separated parents have announced that separated parents are now allowed to move their children between houses during the COVID-19 lockdown, provided they meet certain legal requirements.
Government had up to now been unclear about the issue. Children had to remain with one parent throughout the lockdown period and movement between parents was strictly prohibited. The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, MP, however announced new regulations for separated or divorced parents. The new regulations regarding this matter was gazetted on Tuesday, 7 April.
The new regulations give clear directions to contain the spread of COVID -19 in exercising the care and contact by persons who are co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights, or a caregiver during the lockdown period. Here are amended regulations:
If you need any clarity on these regulations or have any concerns about the well-being of your children in the current circumstances that requires urgent attention, do not hesitate to contact us for the necessary legal advice.
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