NWU Covid-19 information hub


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Contact us via for any Covid-19 (Coronavirus) queries or find contact details for NWU Health Care Centres here.

Covid-19 positive persons:

As of today, Friday, 22 January 2021, we are aware of a cumulative total of 280 colleagues, students, contract workers and visitors who have tested positive for coronavirus. These persons and their families are or were in quarantine or self-isolation in compliance with the relevant regulations and protocols.

We are pleased to report that 262 of the 280 persons who were positive have now recovered from the virus. This shows a recovery rate of close to 94%.

Contact with Covid-19 positive persons:

Approximately 1 059 people (staff, students and contract workers) may have been in contact with persons who have tested positive. Of the 1 059 persons who have been in quarantine or self-isolation, 1 045 of them have completed the prescribed period and have been cleared. We urge all members of the NWU family to adhere to the regulations and protocols that are aimed to curb the spread of this pandemic.

Please take care and protect yourselves and those around you, especially now that the country is experiencing the second wave of infections, during which the possibility of infection seems to be much more serious. Kindly ensure that all national regulations and NWU protocols are adhered to.


Information for distance learning students

Learning Support Centres for NWU ODL students will still be closed until further notice. Lectures will be pre-recorded so that students do not miss out on the necessary support. The protocols to download these lectures were sent via text messages to affected students. Please visit for more information.

Covid-19 awareness


In the event of possible infection  (click to enlarge)


 Second runner-up for COVID-19 intervention at the 2020 SA Publication Forum Awards