Call for staff and students to take COVID-19 seriously


Stay vigilant and stay home if you experience two or more COVID-19 symptoms.

That’s the message from the university’s clinics, which have experienced an upsurge in visits from colleagues with flu-like symptoms this week.

When experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, staff and students are advised to phone their medical doctor or phone the Occupation Health Services (041 504 1003) or the Student Health Services clinic (041 504 4323) for advice on the way forward.

By visiting the on-campus facilities when you could unwittingly be carrying the virus, unnecessarily jeopardises the welfare of others.

COVID-19 symptoms

As a reminder, if you develop any of these symptoms, please stay at home or in your residence room and call for help after which you may be advised to be tested for COVID-19:

  • Fever (38C or above)
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Red eyes
  • Myalgia/general weakness
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Body aches

Occupational Health Services