For those parents that have had difficulties relating to shared residency of minor children , as of 7 April 2020, the South African Government has issued an amendment to the regulations surrounding shared parental rights and responsibilities. Essentially parents may travel between the two residences in order for the other parent to exercise contact. However the parent so travelling must be in possession of a court order and/or parenting plan approved by the family advocate, setting out the terms of the visitation, further to this the parent exercising contact must ensure that the members of their family do not have and/or have not come into contact with anyone known to have COVID-19.
The parent so travelling must ensure that they possess a certified copy of the above mentioned order /agreement when travelling.
Some uncertainty still exists regarding whether or not parents may travel between provinces.
Please click on the link to view the amendment published in the Government Gazette.