FHS Covid-19 Handbook


Intro and Purpose




The Wits COVID-19 Handbook is a guide and resource for all Wits University students and staff for use during the 2021 Academic year for up to date and relevant information pertaining to COVID-19. The Handbook describes the COVID-19 Regulations, Guidelines and Rules related to the safe return and start of courses for Wits students in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidelines are based on government, non-governmental organisations and university documents released by the NDoHET, NDoH, NICD, Higher Health and Wits University amongst others. The Handbook follows recommendations by the Wits COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan.  

The structure of the Handbook is purposeful, with “at a glance” content provided from the relevant sections of the national guidelines and recommendations followed by links to the full sources for further information. 



  1. Wits COVID-19 Student & Staff Handbook provides details to guide students and staff for day to day teaching & learning in times of COVID-19 
  2. Provides standard, universal message, content, guidelines “at finger tips” (Evidence Based on COVID-19) 
  3. Provides practical and applicable information for students and staff to adjust behaviour and day to day interactions and movements related to campus, classrooms, residence, clinical areas, transportation and other relevant areas 
  4. Provides specific guidelines for COVID-19 related actions – Screening, sanitising, social distancing, use of masks, testing, quarantine and self-isolation
  5. Provides relevant academic and social support resources for students and staff during COVID-19 pandemic 

Site developed and designed by the Faculty of Health Sciences Logistics/Operations Team. Site maintained by the Wits Faculty Return to Campus Task Team.

For any questions or explanations about information in this Handbook, please contact your Course Coordinator/Line Manager for assistance. For any healthcare concerns, please contact or visit Campus Health, a public health facility or contact your health care provider. 


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