Dear colleagues and students
To follow up on the communication on 2 September 2021 about the final extension of the COVID-19 Vulnerability Assessment, a reminder has been placed on the Daily Health Screening page for all staff and students. The reminder counts down to the final date when each Personal Health Vulnerability Assessment is required to be completed.
If you have not received your Letter of Invitation as discussed in Step 3 in the “Completing Your Vulnerability Assessment” guide, please contact your faculty or your head of department to have them complete the Exposure Likelihood Assessment for you.
Faculties and departments that have not yet completed the Exposure Likelihood Assessment for their staff members or students should follow the relevant guide to complete this.
If you are a member of staff, postgraduate or post-doctoral fellow who has previously completed the Personal Health Risk Assessment on the Redcap System in 2020/21 but you are still receiving the reminder to do so on your Daily Screening system, kindly email your full name and staff/student number to Properties & Services for assistance.
We have encountered a few issues with the data import from the Redcap system and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
A reminder that all Personal Health Vulnerability Assessments need to be completed by 1 October 2021.
Thank you for your co-operation on this important matter.
Properties & Services Department
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UCT is taking the threat of infection in our university community extremely seriously, and this page will be updated regularly with the latest COVID-19 information. Please note that the information on this page is subject to change depending on current lockdown regulations.
The University of Cape Town in partnership with the Western Cape Government (WCG) have reinforced our commitment to bringing hope to the residents of the Mother City with the launch of the world‑class Community of Hope Vaccination Centre that opened its doors on Monday, 30 August 2021.
The site is located on Main Road in Mowbray – in the Forest Hill Residence – and access is from Broad Street. The site is open every day: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00.
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In an email to the UCT community, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said:
“COVID-19, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, is a rapidly changing epidemic. [...] Information [...] will be updated as and when new information becomes available.”
We are continuing to monitor the situation and we will be updating the UCT community regularly – as and when there are further updates. If you are concerned or need more information, students can contact the Student Wellness Service on 021 650 5620 or 021 650 1271 (after hours), while staff can contact 021 650 5685.