The national lockdown was recently extended until at least the 30th of April 2020. Many local companies have been hit quite hard and negatively affected by the COVID-19 lockdown with many essential services being placed under increased strain.

Essential services are faced with the challenge of helping the rest of South Africa whilst maintaining the health and safety of their own workers and employees. Fortunately, Pace Car Rental can help!

With Pace essential services can rent a small compact car for only R4 499 p/m.

Need something bigger for more employees? Rent a minibus today with Pace for a low price of only R14 999 p/m! Doing so might be the best decision you can make for yourself and your staff.

What does this mean for you, your business or those you care about? It’s simple. Travel in a safe vehicle where possible. Larger vehicles can be safer for staff and thanks to Pace, there are numerous lockdown car rental specials for essential workers.

During a lockdown period it is important for managers and leaders to think about and consider the following:

In a minibus, you or a group of 4-7 staff are able to maintain social distancing in the vehicle. As per Government’s regulations, there is a limit to the number of people that can travel in any given vehicle. For example, a minibus design to carry 14 people, is able to only transport 6 and a car designed to carry 5 people can only carry 2, and so on. This means that there is no risk of overloading.

Each person can sit next to an open window, as well as having the heater switched on. Improved natural airflow from outside the vehicle, and warm temperatures inside of the vehicle, are effective ways to combat the spread COVID-19 virus while driving. Also, using sanitizer that is at least 70% alcohol to clean areas that are touched frequently is good practice.

Smaller groups reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The virus, while highly contagious in confined spaces such overloaded vehicles, has a relatively short travel range. This means we can end the lockdown sooner.

Smaller groups in a vehicle mean that staff can get home from work sooner. Getting home as early as we can is something that we all strive for, and this can be achieved with smaller groups of passengers in the vehicle.

Pace vehicles are all fitted with trackers. This enables us to monitor the vehicles, giving you peace of mind to know that your rental vehicle is safe and that the lockdown rules are not in any way being broken.

Click here to find out more about this amazing special or contact us on or 011 262 5500 to book a vehicle!

If you would prefer to lease your staff transport, you can also click here to view Pace Fleet’s long term lease specials or contact or 082 902 5638.

In summary:

  • In a minibus, you can easily accommodate 4-6 staff members
  • With each person sitting next to a window, there is ample airflow
  • Also, the heater can aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19
  • Use sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol to clean hands and parts of the car that are touched frequently
  • Smaller groups mean less chance of infection
  • It also means that staff get home quicker
  • Having trackers fitted to our cars adds to your safety and ensures that cars are monitored so that rules will not be broken during this lockdown