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Training of EPWP workers commence to amplify COVID-19 awareness efforts<span><p>The City of Cape Town will deploy 490 Expanded Public Works Programme workers to support the efforts of Environmental Health Practitioners – particularly in the identified hotspot areas within the metropole.</p><p>Extra resources have been made available by the National Department of Public Works for a three-month period. The Department will also be responsible for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment.</p><p>The City’s efforts are supported by education and awareness outreach work from the Environmental Health Services. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/EPWP%20TRAINING1.jpg" alt="" style="width:2532px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><br>Some of the challenges identified in communities include:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">A lack of adherence to health and hygiene protocols and social distancing </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">A lack of awareness about COVID-19</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Lack of interest from some communities in the health awareness initiatives</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Inability to access certain areas because of unrest/volatility</div></li></ul><p>‘The deployment of EPWP workers as part of our Whole-of-Government approach again shows the commitment from the City of Cape Town to work with National Government to slow the spread and protect vulnerable groups of people who are at high risk’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/EPWP%20TRAINING2.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span><p>Alderman Twigg conducted visits at the training and induction workshops held in the Du Noon, Delft and Khayelitsha areas.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-06-15T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8116a21d-447e-4cb0-b50d-1fbd04f4b2f0;L0|#08116a21d-447e-4cb0-b50d-1fbd04f4b2f0|EPWP;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6f3140d5-0d8d-4990-b076-310b97c3268c;L0|#06f3140d5-0d8d-4990-b076-310b97c3268c|training;GP0|#a033bd4c-8615-40e1-9208-ac860266052b;L0|#0a033bd4c-8615-40e1-9208-ac860266052b|Enviromental Hazards;GPP|#0113a19a-9f30-4410-bedb-736337f0d4b41

 

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