SOCIAL Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says only 1 400 of over 18 000 Early Child Development (ECD) Centers are ready to re-open.
Zulu briefed the media on Monday, saying the ECD centers met the criteria and have been verified by government to open.
ECDs have to follow regulations and directions on safety protocols such as screening, sanitising, disinfecting, wearing masks for children over two years, and social distancing.
“The Department of Social Development has gazetted regulations on the re-opening of ECD centres,” said Zulu.
Zulu said the Department says so far 18 632 facilities have done self-assessment through filling forms provided on the department’s website.
“Only over 1481 centers have been verified by government,” said Zulu.
(Compiled by Inside Education staff)