New information relating to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Africa is being made available on an almost hourly basis via various news and social media channels. The University of Cape Town (UCT) is also providing its communities with the latest information, which is being loaded daily onto the university’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage. Some of the responses below are dated to indicate when last the information was updated. For more information specific to research, please refer to the COVID-19 FAQs for researchers on the Research Support Hub.
Who can I contact questions about Corona (COVID-19)?
National Department of Health WhatsApp service 060 012 3456 (WhatsApp “Hi” for access to relevant information) The South African coronavirus website https://sacoronavirus.co.za
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) hotline 0800 029 999
Student Wellness Service
- 021 650 5620 (office hours)
- 021 650 1271 (after hours)
- 021 650 5685 (staff only)
Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS)
- The all-new ICAS On-the-Go app lets you chat live with an ICAS counsellor, giving you and your family access to 24/7/365 health and wellness info.
- Please call me: *134*905#
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephonic counselling 080 111 3945
UCT Coronavirus Disease 2019 web page: bit.ly/UCTCovid-19
Is UCT campus disinfected?
(Updated 2 April) UCT’s Properties and & Services department has a protocol for disinfecting facilities where COVID-19 cases have been identified, and this is done on an ongoing basis. All buildings frequented by UCT students and staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 have been identified, closed immediately and disinfected.