When students return to campuses, health and hygiene protocols will be in place for the maintenance of physical distance, access to hand sanitisers and protective masks, and continual deep cleaning of facilities.
Reopening will entail the 360° screening/testing of staff and students, with environmental cleaning of campuses and residences.
The Department will also identify sites for quarantine facilities in or near our institutions should these be required.
Students and staff will also be given the necessary psychosocial support.
Higher Health, which is supported by the Department of Health, the National Institute for Commmunicable Diseases, USAF, SACPO and other organisations, have developed a comprehensive set of PSET guidelines on managing COVID-19 post the lockdown.