Tshwane University of Technology Releases Its Latest Covid-19 Protocols

Advertisement
 

Following reports by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) that the country's Covid-19 cases have increased in the past week. TUT is looking to implement measures that will ensure the safety of its staff and students as the academic year draws to a close.


Advertisement
 

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Lourens van Staden, has revealed the measures taken by the university to tackle the spread of COVID-19. These will take effect from 25 November 2021. 

Listed below are the measures the university will put in place: 

  • The majority of theory classes will continue to be carried out online to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. 
  • Only critical academic activities will take place on campus premises. These include practical work and year-end practical portfolio assessments. The university further states that these activities will be conducted under strict Covid-19 protocols.
  • In relation to invigilated final summative assessments, all assessments will be postponed and will begin on the week of 6 December 2021. This is to allow for the implementation of the university's measures to contain the current outbreak.
  • The university has also banned social and other non-essential gatherings at all its campuses and student residences.
  • To gain access to any of the TUT campuses or specified venues, all staff and students will be required to complete the HealthCheck mobile app. https://healthcheck.higherhealth.ac.za/ 
  • Should the HealthCheck App determine that a student is at high risk, they have been advised to self-monitor for any Covid-19, test and report where necessary.
  • Exam venues and facilities will be prepared in line with Higher Health protocols. 
  • Buses will not be overloaded and are decontaminated before and after operation.
  • It is compulsory for students to wear a mask when using any of the university's facilities or writing exams, particularly when boarding on bus transport. Any student or staff member who contravenes this rule will be subjected to disciplinary action.
  • Students who develop Covid-19 related symptoms have been advised to report it them residence officers/Managers or lecturers and immediately contact a healthcare facility regarding the issues as per higher health protocols.
  • Students and staff members that are yet to get vaccinated have also been advised to do so soon as possible.

 


Advertisement

 


Advertisement


Other Articles

Helping you tick every requirement off your ‘where-to-study’ checklist is Boston City Campus! An accredited Higher Education Institution, Boston offers Postgrad, Degrees, Diplomas and Higher Certificates -full-time, part-time and online. At the centre of our institutional goals lies our commitment to the learning and development of our students -these form a culture of excellence, resilience, and entrepreneurship.

If you're looking for a medical profession that's easy to get into, becoming a general practice doctor is probably the easiest route to take.

Advertisement


Latest SASSA Articles

The Sassa Social Relief of Distress grant is being paid to all qualifying beneficiaries. If you are among those that have been meaning to apply for an appeal to your reject application status, Here is the procedure on how to lodge an appeal for your declined R350 grant application.

Does your R350 SRD grant application status say 'Self Exclusionary Response Found'? Here's what this means and what you can do about it. 


Advertisement


Careers Advice

Cyber security professionals do not have an easy job, which is one of the reasons why they are highly sought after by companies in all industries. As the importance of data security increases, companies find it increasingly difficult to protect their data. 

When you hear about your friend’s fabulous job in tech, the perks and the pay, it all sounds pretty awesome. While it might feel like grass is always greener on the other side, making a career switch isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Advertisement