SOUTH POINT LEVEL 3 RETURN-TO-RES PROTOCOLS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 28 MAY 2020
As South Africa moves into Level 3 from 01 June 2020, South Point and the universities are gearing up for the return of students to contact learning and residential living. It’s important to note that South Point will take a phased approach to students returning to its residences, in line with the phased return-to-learning methodology taken by the institutions. As we work together to plan a safe return to residence, we ask you to make note of the following important details:
USE THE ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL: SouthPoint has developed an online application portal that will involve a health screening. Please note that the online screening is compulsory.
MEET THE CRITERIA: Under Level 3, a maximum of 33% of the student population will be allowed to return to campuses and residences. As outlined by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, only students who meet specific criteria will be able to return. Criteria to meet prior to applying on the portal:
a) Students who are in the final year of their programmes, scheduled to graduate in 2020; or
b) Final year students who require access to labs, tech equipment, data and connectivity; or
c) Final year students who require access to labs, tech equipment, data and connectivity; or
d) Health Science students in all years of study who require clinical training; or Post-Grad students who require lab and tech equipment; or
e) Vulnerable students who face extreme difficulties in their home learning environments.
AWAIT THE ONLINE PORTAL OPENING DATE: You will not be able to return to residence until you receive an official communication from SouthPoint; our online portal will accept applications from 08 June 2020.
MAKE SURE YOUR ACCOUNT IS UP-TO-DATE: Only students whose accounts are up-to-date will be able to return.
For your peace of mind, please note that we are running an ongoing decontamination programme and extensive health and safety protocols in our buildings and that other students will return in limited numbers over an extended period of time while following the same two-step process.
If you have any queries or concerns around the return process, or your account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (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).