Campus activities resumed in 2022 and staff and students are present for in-person activities as required by faculties and departments.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) continues to maintain a risk adjusted, coordinated, integrated approach in ensuring the safe return of students and staff to campuses, utilizing all the relevant resources that takes into account:

  • balancing lives and livelihoods given the impact of the pandemic
  • the diverse university activities and operational requirements
  • the numerous physical locations, number of staff and student groupings, all with different degrees of risk, and
  • returning university business operations to a sustainable state of normality with a blend of in-person face-to-face contact and remote connectivity in order to deliver on core academic activities and supportive operations.

The health and safety of staff and students is of highest priority, considering that a number of UCT staff and students contracted the virus, and we have also sadly lost staff members and students to COVID-19.

The faculty and departmental return to campus is guided by governmental regulatory prescripts, guidelines and protocols of the National Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) as well as the National Department of Health. UCT continues to adhere to the best reasonably practicable strategies that mitigate the spread of the virus and will implement containment strategies if cluster outbreaks occur at the university.

In July 2022, the University of Cape Town (UCT) revised its approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic on UCT campuses in 2022.
Read the latest document available on the UCT policies web page.