Community Resources during COVID-19

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Dear INMED South African families

The protection of our children and our families is absolutely critical, particularly during the 21 day national lockdown, just announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  We appreciate that from midnight on Thursday 26 March it will be really tough for a lot of our communities who are already experiencing difficulties, now that the schools are closed and many families are experiencing financial difficulties.

Our South African teams are hard at work to make sure that you and your family are supported during these challenging times.

We will be constantly updating this resource page to provide you with useful information you can use and to keep you updated on the latest information on the coronavirus.

Please also follow our social pages on useful hints and tips for keeping you safe.



Companies that are essential to the production and transportation of food, basic goods and medical supplies will remain open during the 21 day lockdown. This means that INMED South Africa have taken special care to ensure that all aquaponics sites throughout the country are overseen during this period in partnership with our existing funders and some of the schools. It is critical that our fish are fed during this time and the seedlings and produce are managed on a weekly basis. Local resources have been assigned in each area. It is relevant to note that these people live in the area and will not have to access public transport and place themselves at risk. 

Fish food has been delivered to all of these sites and plans are being managed to distribute food, where possible to the nearby communities.  INMED SA staff will be on call in each region to manage any emergencies.

Useful Resources you can access:

Amid all of the physical disruptions caused by the global spread of COVID-19, threats in cyberspace are an important, often overlooked aspect. There is also a lot of fake news doing the rounds. Only access information that is from a reliable source.

Find the latest information from WHO on where COVID-19 is spreading:

Advice and guidance from WHO on COVID-19:

Call centres and hotlines:

Myth Busters:

Preventing the spread of COVID-19


  • Practice social-distancing when you are out. Even on lockdown you need to go out to get food and medicine.
  • WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY and thoroughly clean hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue, throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough;
  • If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Useful hints for keeping you safe

COVID-19 Protecting Ourselves, Our Families and Our Community

How to make your own hand sanitizer at home:

300 ml water

30 ml vinegar

30 ml lemon juice

30 ml sunlight liquid

20 ml Antiseptic liquid disinfectant

Use in spray bottle

How to use household bleach for disinfecting water

Add 2 drops of bleach per litre of water and allow to stand for 30 minutes before use.


Our pick of free home exercise activities:

  1. INMED South Africa Health in Action Fun Indoor Activities During Self Quarantine
  2. Google Fit worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring you two new activity goals that can help improve your health: Move Minutes and Heart Points 
  3. MyFitnessPal  : Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet MyFitnessPal has you covered


INMED South Africa Health in Action Kids Let’s Cook

Quick, easy meals for just R20

Here is how to eat healthy on a budget. It’s so easy to make incorrect food choices when you are hungry, and even more so when you are strapped for cash. Often we end up eating unhealthy processed foods purely because we don’t plan properly.

Mental Health

How to help if a family member is feeling anxious or depressed

Teach your children these habits to keep them flu-free this winter