Executive communiqué 04
9 February 2022
Update: COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination
Dear UJ Community,
We once again wish to thank all our employees and students who have embraced our mandatory vaccination policy and uploaded their proof of vaccination certificates. What makes this even more praiseworthy is the broad positive response to the policy across our campuses, faculties, departments and divisions. This reflects our efforts to make our work and study spaces a safe and healthy environment.
We are also pleased to announce that the Exemptions Committee has now concluded the first phase of its work to consider the applications for exemption from vaccination. Employees who have applied for this will soon receive an outcome via email.
The Exemptions Committee will now commence their review of application for exemption submitted by students.
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back on campus, for the start of the 2022 Academic programme, on Monday, 14 February 2022. We wish to remind all our students that they are to be at least partially vaccinated and to have uploaded their proof of vaccination on https://ulink.uj.ac.za/ujvac by 14 February 2022.
Alternatively, they should have applied for exemption on https://ulink.uj.ac.za/ujvac by 14 February 2022. Students awaiting the outcome of their exemption application and partially vaccinated students will be conditionally registered, with access granted to campuses or facilities. Students are to be fully vaccinated and to have uploaded their proof of vaccination by 31 March 2022.
We again wish to express our gratitude to each one of you for your cooperation and patience with our access control measures at our University entrance points, especially during morning peak hours. Please allow for additional time to enter the campuses.
Our approach to the mandatory vaccination policy has always been guided by and focused on supporting those in need of help and ensuring that we adapt to new realities.
Assistance for staff and students with difficulty in submitting their vaccination certificates, can be requested from +27 11 559 4555 or email@example.com.
Employees without access to a computer and/or emails should seek assistance from their line managers or from the ICS Department by dialing +27 11 559 8888 for the uploading of vaccination certificates, using the link https://ulink.uj.ac.za/ujvac. Employees and students who have lost their vaccination code should report at any vaccination site to receive a new one or call 0800 029 999 for assistance.
We also wish to remind you that the Logistics Department will provide transport to the Netcare Milpark and Liberty Life COVID-19 vaccination sites on Mondays and Thursdays between 14h00 and 16h00. Requests from employees must be submitted via their line manager to the campus health clinic a day in advance so that proper arrangements can be made.
University of Johannesburg
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