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.


The increased number of positive cases as well as cases of contact with persons who have tested positive among the NWU stakeholders, is of serious concern to the NWU Management.

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, especially now when the possibility of a third wave especially in certain provinces is becoming a reality. We have specifically experienced an increase in the number of cases reported among our students on our campuses.

Covid-19 positive persons:

As of today, Friday, 7 May 2021, we are aware of a cumulative total of 457 colleagues, students, contract workers and visitors who have tested positive for the 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 436 of the 457 persons who were positive have now recovered from the virus. This shows a recovery rate of just over 95%.

Contact with Covid-19 positive persons

Approximately 1 657 people (staff, students and contract workers) may have been in contact with persons who have tested positive. Of the 1 657 persons who have been in quarantine or self-isolation, 1 589 of them have completed the prescribed period and have been cleared.

Covid-19 deaths

It is with sadness that we need to take note that six members of the NWU family have already passed away due to Covid-19. Our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of these departed members of the NWU family. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

Please take care and protect yourselves and those around you. Kindly ensure that all national regulations and NWU protocols are adhered to.


Teaching and learning information

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