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Belgium Campus COVID-19 Communication 17

16/06/2020

Dear Students

Belgium Campus iTversity is committed to ensuring that no student is left behind in the 2020 academic year. In order to achieve this, and in line with the directive from Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, we will be reopening our campuses to 33% of our students on 18 June 2020. The students returning have been carefully selected based on a survey assessing all students’ ability to access online resources. Students’ proximity to campus has also been taken into account to decide which students will be invited back to residence and which students may only return as day students.

We are pleased to inform you that you have been identified as one of the students who may return to campus from 18 June 2020 as a day student. This will enable you to make use of the facilities on campus to sit the June examinations and attend online classes.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Training

COVID-19 health and safety training will be provided for all returning students. You will not be permitted to return to campus unless you have successfully completed this training and passed a test on the material covered. You can choose to attend this training online or on campus. On-campus training will take place on 18 June 2020 and again on 19 June 2020 at the following times:

  • 1st Group: 10:00 - 11:00
  • 2nd Group: 11:00 - 12:00
  • 3rd Group: 16:00 - 17:00

You will also be given access to additional resources including video content, demos, policies and procedures, and rules and regulations via a COVID-19 student SharePoint site. Please familiarise yourself with this content prior to your return. You are also encouraged to make use of the COVID-19 Resource Portal on our website, as well as the official South African government’s Covid-19 WhatsApp number: 060 012 3456, to stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 information.

Rules and Regulations

We are currently implementing the necessary measures to ensure that you return to a safe and regulated environment. Please familiarise yourself with the following rules and regulations which apply to all returning students and must be strictly adhered to at all times whilst on campus. Please also find attached the Belgium Campus Code of Conduct for you to refamiliarise yourself with.

  • Wear an appropriate mask;
  • Adhere to physical and social distancing rules. This means keeping a distance of at least 1.5 meters, preferably 2 meters, between yourself and those around you;
  • Follow basic hygiene practices. This includes properly washing or sanitising your hands regularly;
  • You are only permitted to make use of the campus facilities necessary for learning. These include: the library, classrooms and bathrooms. Any student found loitering in areas which do not serve this purpose will face disciplinary action.

COVID-19 Screening

In addition to the above, returning students will also be required to complete daily COVID-19 pre-screening and on-campus screening. Pre-screening can be done through the Belgium Campus COVID-19 pre-screening app or by making use of the physical pre-screening form (this can be accessed via the student portal). Daily on-campus screening will be done between 7am and 8am at the counsellors’ office. Please remember to have your student card with you at all times. Student cards will be used for contact tracing purposes and no student will be allowed on campus without one.

The wellbeing of our students and staff is our highest priority and every measure is being put in place to ensure our campuses are a safe environment for all. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time. If we continue to embody the spirit of Ubuntu, we have no doubt that we will overcome this and keep our promise to leave no student behind


Yours faithfully,

Belgium Campus iTversity Management