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Covid-19 Update 83: Changes to screening tools

- Wits MVax Operations Team

LogBox App is being streamlined to make it easier for you to complete the questions.

We would like to thank all members of the Wits community who have uploaded their vaccine certificates to the COVID-19 MVax portal. More than 22 000 certificates have already been uploaded and the numbers are increasing daily. Thank you!

The Wits Vaccination and Testing Site in the Wits Sports Multipurpose Hall (located on the Braamfontein East Campus next to the swimming pool) is also very busy – thanks to all who are vaccinating! Open Monday to Friday, 08:00-15:00. There is also the MVAX Helpdesk.

This is a reminder that it still remains a regulatory requirement for every person to be screened before entering any Wits campus. This is done by completing the daily screening tool via the LogBox Mobile App or the SMS-USSD service. To expedite access to Wits’ campuses, only visitors will have their daily Screening Tool checked at the entrance (including contractors, service providers and suppliers).

All persons with a Wits access card who wish to enter our campuses must complete the daily screening before arriving at the entrance. The LogBox App is being streamlined to make it easier for you to complete the questions in under 15 seconds. We urge you to complete the screening tool before you arrive at Wits. Spot checks for staff and students may be conducted from time to time, or at the entry to a specific venue.

The Screening Tool result must permit you to enter the campus. If the result is not favourable, please do not come onto campus. If you have symptoms, seek assistance from a healthcare professional. If you test positive for COVID-19 with symptoms, you need to isolate for 7 days. More information in the Wits COVID-19 Handbook.

It is our collective responsibility to protect ourselves, as well members of our community by complying with the above requirements and being considerate of our fellow colleagues, students, and friends.