National service personnel resume duty amidst Covid-19 pandemic

National Service personnel across the country have been directed by the Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) to resume work on Monday 4th May 2020 after taking a one month paid leave.

The directive follows a one-month mandatory paid-leave which is rather supposed to be August, 2020 but due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana, Management of the secretariat directed the personnel and newly-posted nurses who are due to start national service on March 26, 2020 hence had the whole of April for themselves.

A Press release issued on Sunday, 3rd May by the NSS Corporate Affairs Directorate , directed service personnel to resume their duty with their respective user agencies regardless of the rise of covid-19 cases in Ghana and across the globe.

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The NSS also reminded all service personnel to observe all safety protocols outlined by government in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak and urged user agencies to as much as possible “initiate a shift system to reduce the frequency of human contact.”

Meanwhile, the current rise of the novel coronavirus in Ghana according to the Ghana health service‘s data is monstrous with 2719 confirmed cases, 294 recoveries and 18 deaths as of the service personnel resumption date. The World Health Organization also presents its data on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic of which globally depicts 3 489 053 Confirmed cases , 241 559 Confirmed deaths and 1 170 000 Confirmed Recoveries.

There is no vaccine to protect against this family of viruses. Reduce your risk of infection by

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before touching anything including your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Disinfect the objects and surfaces you touch.
  • If you are sick, stay home and avoid crowds and contact with others.

Per the above preventive measures by the Ghana health services, we believe all Ghana National Service Personnel will be safe as they’ve resumed.


  • Please since we are resuming will the awards still hold

    • Yes The awards still holds but since there’s restrictions on public gatherings, we can only determine if we’ll have it this year or for the 2020/2021 year group once the ban is lifted. Thanks

  • Please do you know when postings for 2020/2021 candidates will be released?

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