Old Mutual has made a 300-bed isolation and quarantine facility available at their headquarters in Pinelands to help the Western Cape during COVID-19 pandemic. 

The former Training Centre and Club House, located at the MuPine Golf Club, has been converted into a 300-bed facility for use by the Western Cape Government. The upgrade and conversion cost R4 million and forms part of Old Mutual’s R52 million contribution to the Covid-19 crisis response initiatives.

WATCH: Premier Alan Winde at the Old Mutual quarantine facility. 

The Western Cape currently have 19 Quarantine and Isolation facilities available, offering 2365 beds. Additional 9 facilities are being activated which will yield an additional 2292 beds.

Premier Winde said: “Quarantine and isolation facilities are key in helping to slow the spread of the virus, giving people who may not have the space to do so at home, the space to recover safely without the risk of infecting their families or those living in close proximity. Isolation and quarantine facilities are also an important aspect in the implementation of our hotspot strategy and our focus on protecting the most vulnerable. This facility provides comfortable accommodation for up to 300 people, including families, and I would like to thank Old Mutual for making the space available and for being among the many businesses, NGOs and individuals who have stepped up to offer their assistance in response to this pandemic.”

Read the full statement.