Students Must Use Screening App On Campus Return

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When higher education students head back to campuses, they will have to screen themselves using the Health Check App daily. Here's what it is, how to get it and how to use it. 

All staff and students will have to conduct screenings before entering campuses. Daily screenings will take place when students return to campuses. For this to happen, technologies will be used. This service is completely free for all South African and foreign students and staff. 

Higher Health has developed an application called 'Health Check'  which can be used on all devices. This application will be available through:

These screenings will take about two minutes. You will be asked a series of questions including your age. You will then be told which level of risk you're on (low, medium, high) and from this you will be told if you should self-isolate or not, the criteria for testing should you need to and if you should seek emergency care. Should you get a medium or high result, you will need to self-isolate. 

Screening stations will be set up on campus at entrances for those who can't screen themselves through the app due to not having access to it. 

More psychologists will also be available on campuses to provide students with mental health support. In addition, more nurses have been trained on campuses to deal with mental health surrounding the pandemic. 

Higher Health also announced in a media briefing that they have received support from South Africa's Depression and Anxiety body to help with call centres and hotlines. 


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