Printing SA Update On COVID-19 Regulations and TERS Process


The latest information available on applying for the COVID-19 TERS benefit, as at 16th April 2020, states that employers should now make use of a new online method on the Department of Employment and Labour website. There is also a new certificate that needs to be printed by employers performing essential services during the lockdown. This applies as from Friday 17 April 2020.

1. Update on TERS Application Process

This notice is very specific in dealing with the payment of salaries and wages during the lockdown period. It expressly states that in the event where an employer is able to pay employees, they are encouraged to do so, however where the same is not economically possible, government has created a special benefit under the UIF called TERS for which employers can apply. Employers are required to register for TERS by sending an e-mail to: Printing SA has developed an Easy Guide that will assist members to navigate the application process. Should you require further assistance please contact your regional chamber contact person.

Cape Chamber
– Susan Petersen
– Danielle Arendorf

Central Chamber
– Elri van Zyl
– Simone Nayager

KZN Chamber
– Jermaine Naicker
– Terisha Veeran

Northern Chamber
– Lana Human

2. COVID-19 Update Essential Services Certificates by 20 April 2020

All businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown. The registration portal is only for registered companies operating in South Africa. Such businesses are required to apply to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) Bizportal website at and obtain a certificate from the Commission that allows them to continue trading. The Bizportal website will contain a menu icon listed as ‘Essential Service Businesses’ through which an application can be made to the CIPC. Please note you will require new certificates for performing essential services by Monday 20 April 2020.

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