UCT Daily Health Screening app and other updates

11 March 2021 | Campus Announcement

Dear colleagues and students

Two of the key apps the University of Cape Town (UCT) community is alerted to when making their way to or around campus are the new UCT Daily Health Screening app and the recently launched Jammie Shuttle app. Read more about these and other recent developments in this campus announcement.

1. New UCT Daily Health Screening app

In an attempt to reduce any possible risk of spreading COVID-19 infection within the campus community, the university has implemented a UCT Daily Health Screening app to replace the current Higher Health Screening app. This app was designed to encourage users to remain aware of their daily interactions and symptoms. All staff members, students and visitors to campus will be required to present the outcome of their UCT Daily Health Screening app to the Campus Protection Services (CPS) officers at campus or faculty entrance points upon arrival. All personal information will be treated confidentially, and with the appropriate access and audit controls in place.

2. Jammie Shuttle app makes campus travel easier

The Jammie Shuttle app is an innovation that makes commuting to, from and around campus much easier and safer. It provides live bus locations, allowing for a comfortable commute and connecting to a selected bus route seamlessly. Students and staff can use the app to check the various route timetables and real-time information on the Jammie Shuttles, including the expected arrival time at each bus stop.

This reduces the user’s waiting time at bus stops, therefore providing an additional safety layer. The app also displays the buses' movement on a map, and this information is updated in real-time, ensuring that notices for delays or incidents are immediate.

For support on the app, please contact 021 650 5289 (office hours), 021 650 2222 / 080 650 2222 (after hours), jshuttle@uct.ac.za.

3. UCT Parent Orientation 2021

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng invites parents, guardians, and sponsors of first-year students who have received firm offers for studying at UCT in 2021 to Parent Orientation. The online event will take place on Friday, 12 March 2021 at 13:00 SAST.

There will also be sessions with the deans of all faculties. Each dean will run their own information session at 14:30 on Friday, 12 March (after the plenary session). These sessions will run concurrently, and parents will be able to register for these sessions through the registration link.

UCT acknowledges that the timing for the programme may not be suitable for all parents, guardians and sponsors of first-year students due to a variety of reasons. The recording will be made available immediately after the session, and those who would not have been able to join at the stipulated time due to prior commitments will be able to access all the sessions at a time convenient to them.

To access the recording (using a computer or mobile device), click on the MS Teams link provided and press the play icon, or access the video via the university’s Twitter account (@UCT_news). An edited version of the recorded session will be posted on the Parent Orientation section on the UCT website in the days following the event.

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