University of Pretoria COVID-19 Information

The University of Pretoria is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff are paramount, and we are taking proactive steps to help ensure that we have a plan of action in place. We have established a task team to assist with the implementation of our plan of action. Visit this site regularly for all UP news updates on the situation.

Please contact a medical doctor or the UP 24-hour crisis line (0800 0064 28 or 012 420 2310) should you feel ill or suspect that you may have been exposed. You can also call the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on 0800 029 999. For more information visit: World Health Organization; or National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Click here for more information about COVID-19 and here for the University of Pretoria’s response.

Click here for COVID-19 related policies.

Vaccinations, updates and STOP THE SPREAD pledge


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University staff and students – book your vaccination or booster at the Prinshof Vaccination Site.

Latest updates

Stay up to date with the latest Covid-19 developments.


Show your commitment by signing the STOP THE SPREAD pledge.

FAQs and support

Students updates

Stay up to date with how to go about online learning, find tips for your wellbeing, and support for your studies.

Students updates

Find the latest staff news and announcements, staff wellness resources and tips for effective online teaching here.

Students updates
Media resources

Resources for the media to use based on research and experts who can be contacted to speak about Covid-19.


UP solidarity fund

Please click the "Donate Now" button to donate and remember to use “Solidarity Fund” as your reference. Thank you for your support and for continuing to take care of all your responsibilities.

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To contact the University during the COVID-19 lockdown, please send an email to [email protected]

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