Dear colleagues and students
The Higher Health app will be phased out from 5 June 2021. Staff, students and visitors can now use the UCT Daily Health Screening app. Read more on this and other updates below.
1. Higher Health app to be phased out as of 5 June
From 5 June 2021, UCT will no longer accept Higher Health app daily registrations by students and colleagues who are coming onto campus. Please use the UCT Daily Health Screening app, which is also available on the UCT mobile app. Visitors, contractors and staff or students who do not have access to the mobile app will be assisted by Campus Protection Services checkpoint staff, who will complete the UCT app for them on handheld devices.
2. Complete the online COVID-19 induction programme
Thank you to the more than 800 staff and students who have already completed the online COVID-19 induction programme. This induction is mandatory for all students and staff members, even if you completed the induction last year. It must be completed every year and a record is being kept of who has completed the programme online. It is one of the ways the university ensures that each of us knows how to prevent the spread of the virus while on campus. Staff members who do not have online access or smartphones will need to contact their line managers to make an alternative arrangement.
3. Update on COVID-19 cases
As at 1 June, the university has 357 reported cases of COVID-19 among non-health sciences staff members, with 328 recoveries. The number of students who have tested positive stands at 116, with 105 recoveries. The university has lost 19 staff members and three students to the virus.
4. Jammie Shuttle update following adjusted level two
With immediate effect, the Jammie Shuttle timetables have been updated to keep in line with the requirements of the COVID-19 adjusted Level 2 regulations.
5. Parking on campus
All parking disks for 2020 are valid until further notice. Should any student or staff member not have a parking disk, they need to contact the Traffic Department to get a temporary parking disk allocated to them. Temporary parking disks are valid for a limited period at no cost. All parking rules still apply, and staff and students need to park in the allocated areas. All contractors and sub-contractors must contact traffic administration and follow the rules as stipulated in the signed contracts.
Contact Traffic Administration on 021 650 3312 / 3640 or Visitors Reception and Information Centre on 021 650 3121 / 5946.
6. The Pitch applications open: calling student entrepreneurs
Applications are now open for The Pitch UCT 2021, a student-led programme developed by the Academic Representatives’ Council in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. It gives students an opportunity to enhance their entrepreneurial skills amid a pandemic, while preparing for a post-pandemic world where these skills will play a critical role towards growing employment. Budding student entrepreneurs get a chance to win R25 000 in seed capital, and business mentorship. The final pitch event is scheduled for September. The final competition will be a live pitching event in a socially distanced setting, which will allow for a judging panel and a limited audience. Queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. 2021 Career Guide
The 2021 Career Guide is here! It is packed with insights into the future of work from different industries, career advice and job listings from employers. This guide is perfect for all students – no matter the year of study – as well as graduates.
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