The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Namibia on 14 March 2020. The country went into a lockdown on 28 March 2020.
Unitrans Namibia has been granted a permit to work during the lockdown due to the fact that we transport essential goods in fuel and salt. All precautions has been put in place to limit interaction and all staff were issued the relevant PPE like hand sanitizer and masks. All staff at the depot gets screened on entering with an electronic thermometer. Also a foot operated hand sanitizer station is available at all entrances. In the operations room staff are issued with a number by security to ensure there are not too many people in office block at a time. Also stickers have been placed on the floor to ensure social distancing is adhere to. Operational staff have plastic dividers between themselves and other staff to safeguard them. All vehicles gets sanitised inside and outside on entering depot. All cross border vehicles have been fitted with fridges for drivers to keep food fresh during their trips so they don’t need to enter busy shops in South Africa.