“We will continue to communicate with taxpayers to provide alternative ways of interacting with Sars in instances where we decide, with an abundance of caution, to close our offices.
“The safety of our employees and the public is paramount, and we want taxpayers to know we are committed to the public health, occupational and social distancing measures as is required,” said the revenue service.
Sars assured the public and its 12,500 employees that it would take precautions to ensure its offices remain fully compliant with every measure required to lower the risk of infection.
“Where unfortunate instances of positive cases are detected, we will respond immediately to ensure affected employees follow the appropriate action, follow through with disciplined contact tracing to identify other individuals who may be at risk, and return our places of work to the necessary public health standards, as required.
“We apologise where taxpayers may have been inconvenienced, and will work hard to restore our normal rhythm to be at your service.”