Dear UJ Community,
The government’s decision to move the country to a COVID-19 Adjusted Level 4 for two weeks – effective from Monday, 28 June 2021 to Sunday, 11July 2021 – has various implications for our University’s operations. As you have been made aware, the University has a legal obligation to ensure compliance with national regulations. We have resolved that during this period, only essential activities will be allowed on campus – subject to extreme precautions. As such, we urge our staff members across all faculties, divisions and units to continue to work remotely as much as possible.
We remind our students that teaching and learning will continue to remain online for the duration of the second semester. With regards to our students enrolled for modules that require in person contact provision, sessions on campus scheduled during this Alert Level 4 period will be rescheduled. It is also important to note that our library will be closed on all campuses until 11 July 2021, and no visitors will be allowed on campuses.
A further restriction is the reduced access points across all our campuses (see below). However, our Business Continuity Plan will continue as usual, with our staff continuing to work diligently to ensure that the University operates smoothly. We would like to extend our appreciation to all staff who are working tirelessly to ensure that University operations continue during these trying times.
COVID-19 has certainly started hitting closer to home for many of us. To those who have been infected with the virus or have someone close to you who has been infected, we would like to extend our best wishes to every person who is recuperating. Our heartfelt condolences go out to those of you who have lost friends, colleagues, relatives and loved ones in recent months.
The University leadership will continue to monitor the situation, and a further update will be provided following an announcement by the President on 11 July 2021. As H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa reminded us in his impassioned speech on Sunday, “We have climbed many hills before, and we will climb this one too. We will do so by working together, as we have always done.”
Only information issued via the University’s official communication platforms is legitimate. This information may be verified by visiting: www.uj.ac.za/coronavirus. We appeal to you all to adhere to the recommended precautionary measures, hygiene and physical distancing at all the times. Should any of you experience symptoms of the coronavirus, please use the National Hotline of 0800 029 999 or WhatsApp line 0600 123456 or go to the following link for more information: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/. Please also continue to check uLink. Please notify our campus clinics if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or if you know of a colleague or a student who has tested positive.
Access Points to campuses during the Alert Level 4
- Canary Street (SABC)
- Gloria Sekwena
- Canary Street Turnstile
- Gloria Sekwena Turnstile
- Maine walkway open (Maine residence)
- Katjiepieering – opened as operationally required (exit only)
Vehicles and contractors:
- Gate 6
Pedestrian access – turnstiles:
- Gate 1
- Gate 1A
- Gate 2 (monitor traffic for the week)
Vehicles and Contractors:
- Main Gate
- Sherwell (construction site only)
- Nind gate (exit gate for all vehicles)
Pedestrian Access – Turnstiles:
- Main Gate
- Sherwell (Lesedi and Takalani)
- Gate B
- On weekends only Main Gate will be open
- Main gate will be only operational access point
All gates close in accordance with university curfew at 19h00. Security officers will continue patrols, including areas/gates that are closed.
Issued by University Management
University of Johannesburg