COVID-19 Vulnerability Assessments for undergraduate students

15 October 2021

Dear students

Undergraduate students are notified that the process of accessing campus for academic activities, study spaces, sports and other university activities will no longer require the completion of the Vulnerability Assessment as the country moves out of the third wave of the pandemic. Students should however note that the university could be required to reinstate controls if higher levels of the national lockdown are reintroduced later.

Faculties will still be required to complete the Exposure Likelihood Assessment and the letters of authority will be generated automatically, which activates the daily screening system. Students are reminded that it is mandatory to complete the daily screening prior to accessing campus spaces.

Please note that the App will not immediately reflect this update on undergraduate students no longer being required to complete the Vulnerability Assessment. This will reflect in a few days.

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they obtain medical advice from their practitioners. A vulnerability checklist is provided on the Student Wellness Service website for further information.

The pandemic is still with us and we should continue to take all precautions to ensure that it does not spread. All members of the UCT community should therefore continue to practice preventive measures, including wearing masks correctly, social distancing and complying with the health and safety protocols.

Members of the University of Cape Town (UCT) community are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This helps to prevent against the worst possible effects of COVID-19 and will in turn lead to a reduced impact on the education system with a better chance of an earlier return to face-to-face learning and a safe environment for both students and staff. Vaccination is one way to help the already overburdened healthcare workers in the country.

Staff, students and the broader community can get vaccinated at the UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre which was opened on 1 September 2021 at the Forest Hill residence complex in Main Road, Mowbray. The site is open from Monday to Friday (08:00-15:00). On specific Saturdays, the site is open from 09:00 to 13:00 and this information is communicated in advance via the UCT social media platforms.

Together we can reduce the spread of COVID-19!

For further information:

Student Wellness Service

Department of Student Affairs

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