(Published - 29 June 2020)
Dear Campus Community
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has established a COVID-19 Response Task Team (CRTT). The task team is chaired by Mr Manie Regal, Executive Director: Finance and Services.
The terms of reference of the CRRT include communicating clear COVID-19 protocols with all stakeholders, and establishing mechanisms for monitoring compliance of health and safety regulations and protocols.
The University is required to report regularly to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and stakeholders on the University's Integrated COVID-19 Implementation Plan, as well as cases of infection among staff and students. In order to do this, the University has developed a template to collect information on positive cases of infection among students and staff (see attached). Staff and students are required to complete the attached form, sign it, and send it via email to a dedicated COVID-19 email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Statistics will be collected by the Registrar, collated and submitted every fortnight to DHET. Information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Queries related to COVID-19 can be directed to the Contact Centre by calling 021 959 3900 or 021 959 2911 (switchboard).
In addition, please find attached the University's Integrated COVID-19 Implementation Plan and familiarise yourself with the contents.
You may also visit the UWC COVID-19 page for up-to-date information, frequently asked questions (FAQs), important announcements, and other resources.
Issued by: The UWC COVID-19 CRTT