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COVID-19 Information

CPUT Contingency Plans/Protocols

Dear Staff and Students

On Monday 19 July the third term commences.However, a Presidential announcement during the recess has stipulated that schools, as well as institutions of higher education, will be closed for contact classes until 26 July 2021.

As such, the university will reopen on Monday  however, we will not have any face-to-face classes until the President or Minister of Higher Education announces a change to the current regulation. Each faculty will release a communique early next week explaining the multi-modal teaching and learning plans in place. Staff and students must please monitor their emails for this. An updated staff and student contingency guide, which provides more details, will also be released next week.

Any administration or registration queries, which any individual or group of students may have, will not be handled on campus and will need to take place online, by telephone or via email. We are aware that a small number of students may need to register for the second semester. This must also take place online.

We wish our staff and students a safe weekend and happy Mandela Day. Please remain vigilant in terms of wearing your masks at all times, washing your hands and avoiding any form of public gatherings. Please encourage your peers to take advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated, especially since the 35 to 49-year-old cohort is now eligible.

Kind Regards
CPUT COVID-19 Health Cluster

Face to Face Assessment Protocol

Residence COVID-19 Protocols

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

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 30 September

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:

Guidelines for fieldwork during COVID-19

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

Protocol on invigilation of tests and exams

Useful External Covid 19 Weblinks:

Western Cape Government Covid-19 Dashboard

Discovery Health Covid-19 Website
National Institute for Communicable Diseases