On 25 July 2021, President of South Africa announced a move to adjusted level 3 of lockdown in response to a decline in the number of new infections from 18 762 on 25 June to 9 718 on 25 July 2021. However, UNIVEN did not notice a remarkable decline as 14 cases were recorded weekending 17 July compared to 12 weekending 24 July. The following restrictions to be observed accompanies the adjusted level 3: curfew hours starting from 10pm and ending at 4am; interprovincial travel for leisure permitted; opening of non-essential establishments like restaurants, taverns, bars and fitness centres permitted; gatherings limited to a maximum of 50 people/50% of the capacity of the venue indoors and 100 people outdoors permitted; and alcohol sales for on-site consumption permitted up to 8pm.
IMPLICATIONS FOR UNIVEN
Only first year students and their lecturers are allowed contact/physical classes not exceeding 50 people/50% of the capacity of the venue indoors and 100 people outdoors at a time.
Level 3 & 4 nursing students are permitted to access the campus to attend their physical skill demonstration classes.
All other students including postgraduates are permitted to access WIFI on campus to continue with online teaching and learning activities, provided they adhere to social distancing, wearing of masks and handwashing/sanitization.
Postgraduate students who are monitoring laboratory experiments are permitted access to their laboratory rooms on rotational basis.
All UNIVEN staff and students are encouraged to be vaccinated as per schedule announced by the president and or released by UNIVEN Communication Department.
Academic and support staff members including those with comorbidities are expected back to campus on a rotational basis, managed by line managers and monitored by HR.
All other gatherings limited to a maximum of 50 people/50% of the capacity of the venue indoors and 100 people outdoors are permitted, provided that social distancing, wearing of masks and handwashing/sanitization are adhered to.
Health sciences students are permitted to continue with practical clinical work at their respective health care facilities.
Disability unit students are permitted to continue using their laboratory rooms on a rotation basis.
Students’ movement at the residences should observe curfew hours from 10pm till 4am.
Visitations amongst students will be detailed in the housing rules
Both staff and students should make sure that they are screened at the gate/various residences according to their 7days schedule.
These guidelines will be effective immediately after signing.
Signed: Mr. Magadani A
Business Continuity Transversal Committee Chairperson