COVID-19 - Easy Reference Guide to Mandela University’s New Protocols


Unsure of what to do if you test positive for COVID-19? Want to know about cleaning support at the University? Seeking wellness help? For answers to these and countless other questions relating to new ways of working, studying, learning and teaching, and living at Nelson Mandela University during the coronavirus pandemic, please refer to our new Return to Campus Guide

This electronic publication provides staff and students with an easy-to-use reference on relevant topics, such as:

  • Steps to follow when returning to campus
  • Health and wellness
  • Screening and testing processes
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Quarantine and isolation
  • Leave and other new HR protocols and guidelines.

The Guide offers a convenient click-through from the Contents page to relevant sections and additional, more detailed addendums, accessible via links.

There is also a handy Contacts section, as well as a useful Glossary of COVID-19-related jargon.

The 53-page reference can be found on the Return to Campus webpage, which also houses the mini version of the guide in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. For printed copies of the Pocket Guide, please contact

Line managers are encouraged to download the Guide and save it to their desktops for ease of reference.

As an electronic publication and given the uncertainties ahead, changes and improvements are possible and welcomed to ensure the publication becomes your go-to guide to new protocols, guidelines and standard operating procedures. Please contact

Coronavirus Task Team

Communication and Marketing Workstream