The COVID-19 pandemic has totally disrupted and endangered lives and livelihood across the globe. The total lockdown at level 5, instituted by the South African government in March 2020, has affected us in so many diverse ways, including the closure of educational institutions. Fortunately, we are now in the space where President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the implementation of the adjusted coronavirus risk level 3 strategies; allowing for 33% of the UP population to return to campuses.
The Faculty of Theology and Religion is committed to ensure the protection of health and safety of all its staff and students. We have consulted widely with all our line managers, departments and student bodies to ascertain measures, aligned with the UP COVID-19 Master Plan, which could be implemented in our Faculty to promote the safety and protection of individuals in the Theology Building. Our plan is to seriously minimise the use of the 33% permission of staff and students to return to the Faculty by continuing to work remotely.
In order to ensure the safety and protection of staff and students during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, the Faculty would observe a number of protocols. Read all about it here