As a result of the potential impact that Covid-19 virus may have on the economic security of the SweepStars, SweepSouth is spearheading a partnership between ourselves, private and governmental institutions, to jointly contribute towards a pool of funds that will be made available to affected SweepStars who are unable to earn a basic income due to this global pandemic (as declared by the WHO). This fund has now been set up together with a crowdfund which will form part of this same pool for SweepStars. Details to be communicated mid-week (25 March 2020).
The sole purpose of these funds will be to reduce the financial burden that the pandemic will most certainly bring about for some of the economically most vulnerable members of our society (due to self-isolation or positive test results). Helping each other navigate this will require a group effort, and in line with this we will also be asking customers who cancel due to self-isolation to consider still contributing towards bookings wherever possible, in order to assist SweepStars’ potential loss of income.
For clients that wish to cancel their bookings, we have put measures in place to allow clients to contribute funds. Clients will be able to contribute R150 or R300 per cancelled booking. We are asking everyone to assist SweepStars where they can. We are conscious that many of these women and men rely on this income to put food on the table for their entire families. We've put together a simple step-by-step for you to do this!
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