SOUTH POINT INTRODUCES 9pm TO 4am BUILDING CURFEWS AND TIGHTENS RULES IN LINE WITH NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

SOUTH POINT INTRODUCES 9pm TO 4am BUILDING CURFEWS AND TIGHTENS RULES IN LINE WITH NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 17 JULY 2020

Government introduces a number of new lockdown restrictions

SOUTHPOINT INTRODUCES 9pm TO 4am BUILDING CURFEWS AND TIGHTENS RULES IN LINE WITH NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

Dear student,

In his national address on Sunday, 12 July 2020, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced a number of new lockdown restrictions to assist the country in its ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes, among others, the reintroduction of the alcohol ban, the mandatory use of cloth face-masks, and prohibiting family and social visits. South Point has and will continue to enforce all lockdown regulations as well as its House Rules vigilantly. The new lockdown restrictions also include a  9pm to 4am national curfew, which will impact on access, entry to and exit from South Point buildings by its residents and other tenants.

Must-know information around SouthPoint’s 9pm to 4am building curfew policy:

  • It’s important to note that the Government-imposed 9pm to 4am curfew also applies to SouthPoint’s buildings.
  • With immediate effect, our buildings will be locked from 9pm every evening and will be re-opened again at 4am every morning. Once doors are locked, students will not be allowed in – or out (without exception).
  • For any life-threatening emergencies, SouthPoint’s standard emergency evacuation procedures would apply if need be, with emergency exits opened accordingly.
  • Furthermore, within SouthPoint student residences, students will need to wear masks fully covering their mouths and noses whenever they leave their rooms (i.e. within all shared spaces, including kitchens, passages, laundry areas, etc). By definition, shared spaces are effectively public spaces, and it is important to note that not wearing a mask in public spaces is a criminal offence and therefore could serve as a legitimate basis for the immediate termination of your lease.


If you have any further queries or concerns, please contact admin@staysouthpoint.co.za (please note that this email address is only monitored during standard office working hours, so there may be a delay in our response to after-hours queries).

Stay safe,
SouthPoint

12 Comments

  • Zama
    17th Jul 2020

    What measures have been taken so far about the new cases of covid 19 at KSI building? Because wow we are living in fear. How are they isolating as we are sharing bathrooms and kitchens with them? Is that even quarantine?

    • South Point
      17th Jul 2020

      Hi Zama – we are currently working on a statement to be issued to tenants in this respective building. Your questions should be covered by the upcoming statement.

      • Dineo
        22nd Jul 2020

        Hi
        I have been pleading for res permit for 3 months now. The only response I got was that I should redo online screening. Please help me. I have already sent emails explaining my concerns.

        • South Point
          22nd Jul 2020

          Hi Dineo – you have not uploaded any documents (such as your university permit). Also, please note for head-lease students, a list of students approved for return has been provided by the university. Please, therefore, consult your university’s Housing Department for confirmation with South Point.

  • Desmond
    17th Jul 2020

    Will our Stay be Extended from December to January, because some of us we are having Tests and Exams in December and January.

  • Anelisa
    17th Jul 2020

    would like to know why do we only have sanitisers in front. They should be plugged in places like kitchen, bathrooms and toilets because those are the places that we commonly share all the time more than the foyer. We would love the cleaning stuff to be monitored as well. They skip days when it come to cleaning the bathrooms and toilets. They would just mop the floor and leave. What about the showers that we share everyday, that put our lives at a high risk. And please someone must emphasis to them to normalise putting chemical and clean the tap handles because they don’t.
    It’s important to follow precautions in everything not only time restrictions. Specifically talking for Orchads Building
    Thank you

    • South Point
      20th Jul 2020

      Hi Anelisa – this request is rather building-specific and can be more carefully tended to directly by your Building Manager. We have escalated these concerns for our Facilities Department to note.

  • Daniel
    30th Jul 2020

    I’m asking if is possible to come to res next month since home i am encountering problem to study plus network problens

  • Daniel
    30th Jul 2020

    So will i need confirmation from my institution but they haven’t confirm anything and I’m doing my third year in medical sciences?

    • South Point
      31st Jul 2020

      Hi Daniel – this is correct, should you be a head-lease tenant. If you are uncertain, kindly email admin@staysouthpoint.co.za with your details.

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