Are Crossroads Recovery Centres Open During Lockdown?
The onset of the Coronavirus and its spread to South Africa has made an indelible mark on the social and economic fabric of society. At first it may have seemed like an isolated problem, but the dramatic upsurge in the number of infections during a short period of time pointed to the harsh reality of a national crisis. As such, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would enter into a mandatory state of lockdown starting on 27 March 2020.
What Lockdown Means for South Africa
The South African lockdown was recently extended by two more weeks and is currently scheduled to continue until the end of April 2020. During this time, all non-essential services will remain closed. Grocery stores, pharmacies and a select few essential businesses will be permitted to remain open. South Africa’s borders are officially closed, and a strict ban has been placed on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes, as well as dog-walking and exercising outdoors.
What Lockdown Means for Rehabilitation Centres
South Africa’s lockdown has meant that a number of businesses have had to close their doors to the public. Many rehabilitation centres, some of which frequently admit international clients, have also closed during this time. However, due to the nature of rehabilitation and the role it plays as a treatment method for addiction, recovery centres are permitted to remain open, provided that stringent screening processes are followed.
We are Open
Crossroads Recovery Centres will remain open during lockdown and we will continue to admit clients for both substance abuse issues as well as process addictions. To protect all our clients as well as our therapeutic team, we will ensure that any clients are screened accordingly, to ensure that everyone at the facility remains safe. We recommend during this period, that potential clients or their families contact our admissions team in Johannesburg and Pretoria to seek advice on how to proceed with the admissions process. Alternatively, you can request a call back via our website by filling out the form provided – we will ensure that a team member reaches you timeously. It is indeed a challenging time for us all, particularly in the rehabilitation centres field, which is why we’re ensuring that we abide by strict hygiene measures and do everything we can to provide a treatment space that is 100% safe.
If you or a loved one is in search of help for addiction, know that help is readily available at our rehabilitation centres. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.
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