Message to the UP Community regarding HealthCheck App

Dear UP staff and students

As we begin to open our campuses under Level 3 of the national lockdown, and welcome some of our students and staff back, we are committed to making sure that everyone is as safe as possible. 

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure that we comply with national requirements for hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing. All of the facilities and spaces on campus which are going to be used have been assessed and are being cleaned before opening. Everyone who uses these spaces will be informed about the Safe Operating Procedures we have developed and will be expected to comply with them.

In order to protect yourself and those around you, the Higher Health division in the Department of Science and Innovation has launched the HealthCheck self-monitoring app, and everyone is required by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to open the app every day and respond to the questions asked, before coming to campus. 

You can access the HealthCheck app by using one of the following three options:

1.       Go to

2.       Dial *134*832*2#

3.    Add to your WhatsApp Contacts:  0600 11 00 00  

When you use the app, you will be asked to respond to a set of questions. Once you have answered, the app will send you a confirmation that you are at Low Risk of having COVID-19, and that you are cleared to enter the campus, or it will notify you that you are at Some Risk, in which case it will indicate what you should do instead.

Please note, if the UP Security or screening staff ask to see your HealthCheck and it shows that you are at risk, you will be asked not to enter the campus, but to go home and to contact a medical practitioner. 

We are counting on everyone to comply with the requirement for daily use of the HealthCheck app, to look after themselves and others around them.  

Kind regards,

Sandile Mthiyane

Chief Operating Officer

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