Dear colleagues and students
1. Load-shedding implications for UCT
Power utility Eskom announced that various load-shedding stages will be implemented. The below are implications for the university during Stage 3. We ask staff and students to note the below and please make the necessary arrangements.
2. Jammie Shuttles COVID-19 protocols
Although Jammie Shuttles are legally allowed to run at 100% capacity, UCT has put an additional precaution in place by not allowing standing passengers. This is to prevent the possibility of airborne droplets being exhaled onto a seated passenger by a standing passenger. UCT has given clear directives to the management of the Jammie Shuttle service to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols for the Jammie Shuttles are enforced.
If you feel that these protocols are not being adhered to, please contact the Jammie Shuttle manager or the UCT Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Department to report all the relevant details, so that the university can take immediate action.
The following protocols need to be followed to ensure the health and safety of all passengers and drivers on the Jammie Shuttle:
3. Guidelines for the June examination period
The university, in consultation and co-operation with the national and provincial Departments of Health and the UCT Student Representative Council, has developed guidelines for the June examination period. These were developed in keeping with principles that underpin the institution’s approach to the operational plans for the academic year.
The number of students sitting in invigilated exams is a small percentage of our student body. All health and safety requirements in line with current lockdown protocols will be applied. Ventilation has been assessed at all exam venues and upgraded where required. This may make some venues colder, so students are advised to bring a warm coat with them to exam venues.
Everyone in the exam venue will be required to wear a mask. Sanitisers will be provided at entrances.
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