ECA members in need of guidelines and information, are advised that a number of documents have been placed within the Members’ Section of this website.

This information includes a template for a lockdown working permit as well as information about Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) and forms UI 19, UI 2.7 and UI 2.8

The members’ only section requires a username and password. If a member has difficulty logging in they are advised to contact IT support at or or the branch at which they are a member. All Regional Directors are available during normal office hours during lockdown.

A template of the work permit for members to use is below (or email


To whom it may concern

As per President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of 23 March 2020 and the guidelines from the Department: Government Communication and Information System – Talking Points: 21 Day National Lockdown Covid-19 issued on 24 March 2020, our Company Services are classified amongst the exempted service providers. We provide maintenance of Power Services.

Name of Company Insert Name of Company
Service Description Maintenance of Power
Name of Site State the name of the Site
Address of Site State the Address of the Site
Name of Employee State the name of the Employee
ID Number of Employee State the ID number of the Employee
Name of Company Owner State Name of the Employer
Cell Phone number of Company Owner
Working Hours State the expected working hours. If this is as and when required, state so.
Validity Period State the Period during which this permit is applicable
Issue Date State the Date on which this Permit was Issued
Restrictions The Lockdown begins on Thursday 26 March 2020 at 23:49 and will remain in force for 21 days. The categories of people exempted from this lockdown are as follows: Health Workers in the Public and Private Sector, Emergency Personnel, Security services – such as the police, traffic officers, military medical personnel, soldiers and other persons necessary for our response to the pandemic.The people exempted also include those involved in the production, distribution and supply of food and basic goods, essential banking services, the maintenance of power, water and telecommunications, laboratory services and the provision of medical and hygiene products.We will not use personnel known to be infected or with exposure to Covid-19 and our staff will have with them the necessary PPE and wear it in all circumstances which requires them to protect themselves, the clients and members of the public. The employee will carry with him/her adequate identification at all times. This permit applies only if the employee is at work, travelling to work or travelling from work. Its use under any other circumstances is strictly prohibited.We confirm that the employee has been fully inducted on Covid-19 and will act with due care. The employer has implemented Workplace Preparedness: Covid -19 (SARS-CoV-Virus) as issued by The Department of Employment and Labour and reviewed risk assessments accordingly in terms of paragraph 4.
Company stamp   Insert Company Stamp
Company Director /Owner Signature Attach signature

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