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COVID-19 Information

 LOCKDOWN LEVEL 1 UPDATE - 17th September 2020

Dear Staff and Students

A month after we first moved to lockdown level 2, President Cyril Ramaphosa has made the welcome announcement that the country will drop to level 1. 

Under lockdown level 2, 66% of students were allowed to return, however, this was not possible for all categories due to mandatory social distancing requirements in residences. The eased restrictions will mean that this group can now also be returned as soon as faculties are ready. Only students that received their letters for lockdown level 2 can continue to return as stated in their respective letters. 

Management will spend the following week planning the remainder of the 2020 academic project and the institution’s response plan. This larger group of students, which includes international students, will be accommodated under the new eased restrictions, and may also expect letters in the coming few weeks. As always, no student should return to campus without an invitation from the institution to do so. 

Some of the logistical adjustments that need to be accommodated include building reconfiguration to allow for 50% capacity, and ensuring no venue exceeds 250 people at any time. Additionally, a comprehensive health and safety plan based on these new allowances also needs to be considered.

While the easing of restrictions offers the opportunity to continue to open the institution, more relaxed parameters do not however translate into more relaxed health and safety protocols. It was gratifying to note that CPUT was categorized as low-risk by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande. This means that we have been agile in responding to the pandemic, pro-active in our decisions, and we must do the same now, and always be guided by what is equitable while respecting the health and safety of our staff and students. 

More detailed communication with academic dates, which includes staff requirements, will be issued no later than 28 September 2020. Remember, the more diligently we practice social distancing, wear our masks, and wash our hands, the quicker the institution will be able to welcome everyone back.  Please continue to be safe and healthy.

Kind Regards
CPUT Management

 

CPUT Contingency Plans

Human Capital COVID-19 Update 24 July

CPUT Staff Contingency Plan No. 2 - 1st June

CPUT Student Contingency Plan No 2. - 30 May 2020

COVID-19 Residence Contingency Plan

Residence COVID-19 Protocols

Research, Innovation, Technology and Partnerships Business Continuity Plan

CPUT Student Contingency Plan - 8 May 2020

CPUT Staff Contingency Plan- 8 May 2020

 

DHET COVID-19 Statements

DHET Statement 9 June 2020

DHET Statement 23 May 2020

 

General COVID-19 Resources:

Please click on the pdf links below.

COVID-19 Isolation Leaflet

General Advice Leaflet (English)

General Advice Leaflet(isiXhosa)

General Advice Leaflet(Afrikaans)

 

Higher Health COVID-19 Protocols and Guides

HIGHER HEALTH is a national government agency that seeks to assist the two million students that attend 26 universities and 50 TVET colleges in South Africa to improve their health and well being. They have compiled a a series of protocols for universities to adopt:

Higher Health Protocol on Managing Cluster Outbreaks

Higher Health Guidelines for PSET Facilities

Protocol on Screening, Testing and Linkage to Care

A guide to the Higher Health COVID-19 App

Student Volunteer Protocol

Protocol for Routine Cleaning

 

Useful External Covid 19 Weblinks:

Western Cape Government Covid-19 Dashboard

Discovery Health Covid-19 Website
National Institute for Communicable Diseases