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WordPress: How do I add the Covid-19 banner to my site?

This article provides you with information on how to add the required covid19 link to your live website.


South African Government regulations require all domains that end in “.za” are to have a link to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 portal.

WordPress is a popular website development platform used worldwide. If you have a WordPress website, this can be done by installing the COVID-19 Plugin.

When clicking on the installed banner the user will be directed to the COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal.

Step 1 – Log into your WordPress admin dashboard. (ie: yourdomain.co.za/wp-admin)

You would have created your own WordPress Admin logins when you first created your WordPress site or contact your website administrator.

Step 2 – Select ‘Plugins’ on the left of the dashboard.

Step 3 – Click Add New

Step 4 – Search for COVID-19

  • Select the ‘South African COVID-19 Banner’,
  • Select ‘Install Now’ to activate.


  • The banner notice will automatically popup on your WordPress website.


Updated on August 30, 2023

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