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Pargo Remains Operational During Lockdown: Exempt As Essential Service Provider

Update: 27 March 2020. 15h15

As we adjust to our new reality, we want to remind you that Pargo will be operating in delivering essential goods across the country. The list of essential goods, according to the South African government include “food, cleaning and hygiene products, medical supplies, fuel, and basic goods including airtime and electricity.” During the lockdown, companies that are essential to the production and transportation of essential goods will remain open. As a distributor of essential goods, Pargo is exempt from the lockdown and will remain operational in order to deliver across South Africa. Hygiene measures remain firmly in place at Pargo couriers and Pick-up Points are listed below.


Essential Pargo Pick-Up Points Remaining Open

As essential goods and service providers, pharmacies, supermarkets and petrol stations are exempt from the lockdown and will remain open for parcel collection. Exempt pick-up points which remain open include Clicks, Caltex and Spar. To check if your chosen pick-up point remains open please consult our map here.

The health of customers remains imperative, and strict hygiene protocols for Pick-up Points are in place. This includes the frequent cleaning of stores, the continuous use of wipes and sanitisers and self-isolation of staff members who show symptoms.

On top of the current hygiene measures implemented, Pargo Pick-up Points also offer contactless Pargo parcel collection, which ensures customers don’t have to sign on the device.


Pargo’s Couriers Remain Operational

In order to continue delivering necessities, Pargo couriers remain operational during the lockdown.

Strict hygiene measures remain in place. These include the use of fresh gloves and masks, frequent cleaning of trucks, as well as testing and self-isolation of anyone showing symptoms of the virus.


Non-Essential Pargo Pick-Up Points Closed During Lockdown

All non-essential Pick-up Points are closed and will not be available for collection during the time of the lockdown.

At Pargo, we believe that the measures in place to contain the spread of the virus are crucial for the well-being of all South Africans and support the President’s decision. We encourage our customers to take every precaution safeguard possible to stay safe and healthy during this time.

To find out more information, please contact us at support@pargo.co.za.