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Wits' Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures

- Wits University

The country remains in a level four lockdown, which means that only employees who render essential services are allowed to be on our campuses.

This may change in the coming weeks if restrictions are relaxed.

As and when employees are allowed to return to work, it will become imperative for all executives, managers, deans and heads of school to ensure that all employees, service providers, contractors and visitors comply with the Standard Operating Procedures. These documents elaborate on the processes to be followed regarding access to the University’s campuses, as well as the screening and testing procedures that need to be followed. These documents must be read in conjunction with the Human Resources Plan circulated two weeks ago.

The Screening Form will have to completed every day, before anyone can access the University’s campuses. The Form will be made available on the Wits website, and where possible should be downloaded and completed before employees, service providers, contractors or visitors arrive on campus. Where this is not possible, people will have to fill out a screening form at the University’s gates. A mobile application is being developed to eventually replace the hard copy forms.

All employees must abide by all the regulations stipulated in the documents above whilst on the University’s premises, with effect from today, 18 May 2020.

Should you have any questions pertaining to access, please direct them to All issues pertaining to Occupational Health and Safety, should be directed to

Thank you

Zeblon Vilakazi

Vice-Principal and DVC: Research and Postgraduate Affairs

18 May 2020