The President declared a Covid-19 National State of Disaster in March 2020. The national lockdown resulted in the closure of all toy libraries. On 17 March, the Department of Social Development announced mandatory closure of all ECD programmes, and confirmed continued closure in the circular of 13 May 2020. However, toy libraries located in public libraries may re-open on level 3.
TLASA compiled a set of protocols aimed at supporting our membership to prepare to reopen once permitted to do so.