COVID-19: A word from our MD Leon Howell

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President Ramaphosa declared COVID-19 a national state of emergency in South Africa. As a business we have an obligation to do our part to limit the potential impact that this virus can have on our nation.

The safety and well-being of our students and teams are paramount, and CampusKey is taking proactive steps to minimise the spread of the virus and to address a possible outbreak.

We are happy to confirm that there have been no reported COVID-19 cases at any of our CampusKey locations.

CAMPUSKEY IS TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS:

  1. Hand sanitizers have been placed at all main biometric access points (except for the room entrances);
  1. Coronavirus awareness and safety communication have been shared with the students via our private Facebook Groups and posters will be placed around the communal areas, and we’ll continue to update the students on the situation;
  1. All community events and gatherings will be cancelled effective Tuesday 17th of March till 15th of April, whereafter we will revise the situation;
  1. We have increased the frequency of our cleaning schedules for all our communal spaces and biometric touch points;
  1. We have employed additional cleaners; and
  1. Our teams are briefed and educated about the necessary procedures and have received additional training to ensure we are keeping everyone informed of the latest developments.

HAVE YOU TRAVELLED OVERSEAS?

  1. All students that have travelled abroad since the 1st of February should inform the CampusKey team; and
  1. All students travelling abroad are requested to inform the CampusKey team of their itineraries and ensure that they take every possible precaution to avoid exposure to infection.

WHAT IF A STUDENT FEELS ILL?

What to do if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing or suspect you have been in contact with an affected person, you should:

  1. Isolate yourself;
  1. Notify the CampusKey team immediately
  1. Seek medical care early, also to help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections. (See other WHO measures here.)
  1. Get tested;
  1. Notify the CampusKey team of your test results;
  1. If you have tested positive fro COVID-19, you will be required to:
    a. Isolate yourself for a minimum period of 14 days according to the NICD’s (National Institute for Communicable Diseases) procedure;b. The NICD provides pre-approved hospitals for your quarantine period.

 

The Coronavirus outbreak 24-hour hotline number:
08 000 29999 (SA National Department of Health)

CAMPUSKEY IS TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR TEAMS EFFECTIVE FROM TUESDAY 17TH OF MARCH TO THE 15TH OF APRIL, WHEREAFTER WE WILL REVISE THE SITUATION:

  1. Those team members who are able to work remotely from their homes will do so;
  1. All meetings will be held via video conference or telephone;
  1. All business travel will be prohibited;
  1. Face-to-face meetings will be prohibited (use video conference, telephone or email); and
  1. Office hours will remain 08:00 to 17:00 and our teams remain available 24/7 through the Call-us-anytime number.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE THE RISK?

The WHO provided these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  • Avoid unprotected contact with wild animals or farm animals.

In the words of our president, “we are responding as a United nation, to a common threat. It is important that we cooperate, collaborate and take common action.

Please feel free to reach out to a CampusKey team member at any point during this period. Rest assured, operationally the show will go on.

 

BE SAFE!

The CampusKey Team