The following COVID-19 protocols are followed by all ATA employees in the workplace:

The aim is to:

  • prevent and reduce transmission among employees, clients and learners (collectively called persons in the below protocols),
  • maintain healthy business operations, and
  • maintain a healthy work environment.

The following protocols is followed at all ATA sites:

  • Persons who have been in close contact with people that have been infected or people thought to be infected as well as persons showing any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 should promptly notify their supervisor and stay at home.

  • Persons who are infected or are presumed to be infected with COVID-19 should isolate and follow steps as recommended by the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention).

  • Persons who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (not yet showing symptoms) but have tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home.

  • Persons shall not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.

  • Persons who are well but have a household member that is infected by COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and stay at home.


All persons visiting any of the ATA sites:

  • will undergo at least one temperature screening every day (with a SABS approved thermometer).

  • will be required to where a face mask at all times

  • will need to disclose if they have been in contact with any person suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

  • will adhere to wearing the PPE required to do their work duties.

  • will adhere to social distancing requirements.

  • will recognise that it is their responsibility to inform management of any risk they may notice regarding COVID-19.
  • will be cognizant of all hygiene related matters, namely:

    • covering my nose and when I cough and/or sneeze;
    • regularly washing my hands with soap.
    • making use of the supplied sanitizers.

In case of COVID-19 infection or suspected infection:

  • persons who are presumed to be infected are recommended to stay at home and notify their supervisor immediately.
  • persons then need to make arrangements for getting a COVID-19 test as soon as possible,
  • and they are only permitted to return to the workplace when testing negative for COVID-19.
  • In the event where persons, suspected to be infected by COVID-19, show up to work the following steps need to be taken:
    • persons need to be taken to isolation room immediately
    • and responsible parties need to see to proper sanitation practices of the workspace.
  • arrange for safe transportation home or to a healthcare provider.
  • persons are responsible for notifying supervisors of any infractions or suspected infractions in regard to the COVID-19 protocols.
  • persons are only eligle to return to work when proof of negative tests has been provided.