COVID-19 Vulnerability Assessment Final Extension

02 September 2021 | Campus Announcement

Dear colleagues and students

The University of Cape Town (UCT) had previously extended the deadline for staff members and students to complete their COVID-19 Vulnerability Assessments to 1 September 2021, however there are many assessments still outstanding.

Faculties and departments are beginning to clear the backlog of assessments, which is a legal requirement under COVID-19 regulations. Occupational Health & Safety has therefore extended this deadline to 1 October 2021.

As of 09:30 on 2 September, all staff members and students should have access to the Daily Health Screening. After 1 October, the UCT Health App will automatically activate the Vulnerability Assessment process for anyone who has not yet completed it, as a one-time event.

What you need to do before 1 October 2021

Faculty and department heads are required to complete the Exposure Likelihood Assessments for their staff or students on the UCT Health Centre in Service Now, as per the training that was provided.

UCT Health App

Should you require assistance in doing this, please contact Properties & Services.

Students need to check their @myuct email addresses to find the letter of invitation from faculties and a link to the Vulnerability Assessment, which needs to be completed before 1 October 2021. Please ensure you complete the Vulnerability Assessment accurately.

If you have not received your letter of invitation with a link to the Vulnerability Assessment, please contact your faculty.

  • Students who have completed their Vulnerability Assessment and have declared that they have comorbidities will receive a message after completing the assessment with additional precautions to be followed.
  • Students who are concerned with their result may book an appointment with Student Wellness Service.
  • After completing the Vulnerability Assessment, students will be automatically cleared and will have access to the Daily Health Screening.

Staff members who have no comorbidities and are rated as a low risk will be automatically cleared and will have access to the Daily Health Screening app. If any staff responses to the assessment yield a different result, that colleague will be advised to contact the Occupational Health Unit to discuss the result of the Vulnerability Assessment.


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