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Covid-19 Update 86: Infections are increasing

- Wits MVax Operations Committee

Please take note of rising infections in the country and particularly in Gauteng. Please get vaccinated if you have not done so yet.

Get vaccinated

Thank you to the majority of staff and students who have vaccinated – you are protecting yourself and helping to protect our broader community from serious illness. Covid-19 infections are on the increase nationally, and particularly in the province. We encourage everyone who has not yet vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. If you are due for your booster shot, please get it. 

Upload your certificates

Remember to upload your vaccination certificates to the Wits portal. If you have been granted reasonable accommodation, you must upload your weekly antigen or PCR tests to the site. Email if you need help. 

Wits Vaccination and Testing Site

A permanent Vaccination and Testing Site with a Help Desk is open at the Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC) in the Matrix on Braamfontein Campus East. It is open Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 15:00. Vaccines are free, whilst antigen tests cost R100. We have had some supply constraints this week, but will be back on track from Monday, 9 May 2022 – we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary interruption. Please note that the pop-up vaccination sites in Parktown have now been closed – please come to the CHWC in the Matrix for assistance.

Please do not come onto campus if you have Covid-19 symptoms or if you test positive. 

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 (PCR or antigen test) with NO symptoms, do not come to campus, avoid social gatherings for 5 days,
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 (PCR or antigen test) AND you have symptoms, do not come to campus, isolate for 7 days,
  • If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, do not come to campus until you seek medical advice and test for Covid-19,
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, you can come to campus but monitor for symptoms.

Remember to:

  • Wear a mask properly over your mouth and nose when indoors, 
  • Stay in well-ventilated areas, 
  • Vaccinate, 
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 meters, and
  • Wash your hands regularly and sanitise often.

Read more in the Wits Covid-19 Handbook or visit for information.