Wits University adopted a Mandatory Vaccination Policy (MVAX Policy), which will be implemented from 1 January 2022. The Policy states that all members of the University community will be required to vaccinate against COVID-19 in order to access the University’s premises, aside from those who have been granted Reasonable Accommodation. Members of the Wits community will have until 1 March 2022 to get vaccinated or be granted Reasonable Accommodation.
All persons accessing Wits campus or premises will need to upload their Vaccination Certificate or apply for Reasonable Accommodation on the Wits Vaccine Implementation Portal.
PLEASE NOTE: Access to upload your vaccine certificate or to apply for Reasonable Accommodation will ONLY OPEN IN MID-JANUARY 2022. The date will be communicated in the New Year.
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Wits University is largely a contact teaching university and the vaccination of employees and students will accordingly enable optimal access and the holistic delivery of teaching and learning, and the conducting of research at the University. Read the Wits Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy (MVAX Policy) (Published on 26 November 2021).
Hundreds of staff and students participated in the Wits Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy (MVAX Policy) webinars and dedicated meetings held to engage on the MVAX Policy. We have asked Wits experts to respond to questions posed by the Wits Community. Read the Q&A (Published on 26 November 2021).
The Wits COVID-19 Handbook is a guide for Wits University students and staff to access relevant information concerning the COVID-19 response during the 2021 academic year following COVID-19 Regulations and Guidelines for returning to campus, Blended Learning, Residence, Transport, and rules of conduct on Campus. The Handbook contains easy to access information related to COVID-19.