The South African Football Association (Safa) have offered their National Technical Centre to government as a free self-quarantine site.Safa offers Fun Valley as a site for self-quarantine
The technical centre was built on what was formerly Fun Valley Pleasure Resort in Olifantsvlei near Johannesburg.
Out of the way resorts are ideal locations for self-quarantining. Last month the government secured a resort in Polokwane to complete the isolation period for students repatriated from Wuhan.
Safa spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi has said the National Technical Centre would be made available to the government for use as a self-quarantine site at no cost.
“As Safa, we have written to both provincial and national governments to offer the Safa National Technical Centre as quarantine site,” Chimhavi said.
“The facility is currently closed to the public because of this coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown that was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. We have over 100 rooms and beds that could be used as a site for quarantine.
“Obviously there is not much of a need for more beds now but in the event that numbers start increasing and there is an urgent need for beds the National Technical Centre is available for government.
“This is our way to play our role and support our government during this difficult time. As Safa, we also want to send out a message to people out there to stay at home because we have to contain this virus.”