The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has shut down its residences in line with its COVID-19 vaccination policy.
Spokesperson Gasant Abarder says the decision was taken by the UWC COVID-19 Response Task Team that residences close by the 17th of this month.
He says a notice was circulated earlier, informing students of the decision.
Abarder says the new policy is about safeguarding the health of staff and students.
“The vast majority of students have complied with the directive, it must be noted that access to residences for 2022 will be in line with the processes and procedures of the COVID-19 response task team, in terms of the approved Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Policy when the university opens in January. All students and staff will have to be vaccinated in order to enter the campus or attend the university events, this rule will also be strictly applied to the placement of students at all UWC residences.”
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