The Bidfood COVID-19 Payment Relief Plan

Here’s what you can do to turn the tide on these events, to help SA to overcome COVID-19. Download and use the COVID Alert SA app, the South African government’s official Bluetooth contact-tracing app. It’s built on the Apple–Google Exposure Notifications application programmable interface (API). User privacy and security are at the core of the design. Anyone in South Africa who has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone can access this app.

  • Downloading the app is quick and easy – it’s under 3 MB in size.
  • The app is free and does not feature in-app purchases.
  • You will not have to pay for mobile data when you use the app – the data to use the app has been zero-rated by all of South Africa’s mobile network providers.

Having operated in the industry for over 70 years, we and our industry have weathered many an economic downturn; none as potentially catastrophic as what we are collectively experiencing now, but we have always survived. Who’s to know what the long term effects will be, but as part of a global organisation we are privy to information from our sister companies who in many cases are ahead of us in the pandemic curve and some of whom are starting to get back to normal. That information will help us proactively predict what could happen in our market and we will use those predictions to shape our business, in order to assist our customers and our suppliers navigate the upcoming changes in our industry. Changes which will ultimately be driven by how consumers adapt and change their behaviours and expectations, while eating out of home.

Government Relief Resources

  1. A link to assistance available from the department of Tourism: [Note: presently limited to B-BBEE; but being challenged] Read here...

  2. A link to the employers right to place employees on annual leave: [Note: originally only available for full business closure] Read here...

  3. A link to the COVID-19 TERS Benefits: [Note: now amended to include partial business closure or short time] Read here...

  4. A link to the COVID-19 TERS Benefits – Amendments: Read here...

  5. A link to the Easy-Aid Guide for Employers on COVID-19 TERS: Read here...

  6. A link to the National Disaster Benefit Easy-Aid Guide for Employers: Read here...

  7. A link to the UIF Act - Amendment: [Note Section 12(1B)] Read here...

  8. A link to beneifts under Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act – in respect of COVD-19. Read here...

  9. Government Support to Business:
    1. Tourism Relief Fund.
    2. Debt Relief Finance Scheme.
    3. Business Growth/Resilience Facility.
    4. Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
      1. Proposal to expand Employment Tax Incentive programme.
      2. Proposal of deferral of the payment of employees’ tax liability for tax compliant small to medium sized businesses.
      3. Proposal of deferral of the payment of provisional tax liability for tax compliant small to medium sized businesses.
    Read here...

  10. COVID-19 SMME relief funding application form: There is assistance available to “micro, small and medium” businesses from the Department of Small Business Development. Read here...

Banking Relief Resources

Additional Business Resources

Governmental Relief For Employers And Employees As A Result Of COVID-19 – By Jaime Myhill, Fluxmans Attorneys
The COVID-19 pandemic has left both employers and employees feeling vulnerable and uncertain as to the options open to them. Read here...


Rupert Family’s relief funding: [Applications are temporarily closed – but may again open in future]
This is the application platform for financial assistance and aid for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) negatively impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read here...


Oppenheimer’s relief funding
SAFT will extend direct financial support to SMME employees who are at risk of losing their jobs or will suffer a loss of income because of COVID-19. Read here...


STARTER PACK FINANCIAL OFFERS

Nedbank GAP Access


A cash advance to help you grow your business. If you have been a merchant with Nedbank for more than three months. You could qualify for GAP Access.

Swiffy in a Box


  • Tool to send payment links to customers
  • Realtime reporting dashboard
  • Buy discounted mobile data and airtime
  • Free VOIP business number
  • Business & Enterprise versions available

WE ARE SUPPORTING YOU!

INFO REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  • ENTITY DETAILS
  • BIDFOOD ACCOUNT DETAILS
  • LANDLORD DETAILS
  • INCOME & EXPENSES
  • ASSETS & LIABILITY
  • TRADING INFORMATION

STARTER PACK FINANCIAL OFFERS

Nedbank GAP Access


A cash advance to help you grow your business. If you have been a merchant with Nedbank for more than three months. You could qualify for GAP Access.

Swiffy in a Box


Swiffy in a box starter pack and how-to guide.

  • Tool to send payment links to customers
  • Realtime reporting dashboard
  • Buy discounted mobile data and airtime
  • Free VOIP business number
  • Business & Enterprise versions available

BIDFOOD MAKES IT EASY FOR YOU