COVID-19 NEWS

This page is an information portal for Stellenbosch University Students who are currently abroad or returning amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Global and Regional Communication

World Health Organisation (WHO) website - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) website - http://www.nicd.ac.za/

Institutional Communication:

Stellenbosch University COVID-19 website: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-2019

Government Travel Advice:

Also, remember to make use of ROSA (Registration of South Africans Abroad)

The Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA) is a service available to SA citizens. The information is confidential and will only be used by the Embassy and DIRCO to establish contact with citizens and next of kin in case of an emergency. Currently the ROSA website is off-line indefinitely and all SA citizens traveling abroad are hereby advised to register with their local SA Mission/s abroad directly. Below you will find the contact information of the respective South Africa Representatives abroad.

List of South African Representatives Abroad

Mental Health Tips

The WHO mental health suggestions and tips: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_8

The CDC has also released the following suggestions and tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Please note that you can always reach out to us for support and we can schedule SKYPE sessions with you, if you have specific concerns you would like addressed or need any support. Your emotional well-being is also of importance to us.

Private Travel Guidelines

If you are still planning to travel (which we are discouraging you to do), please take note of the following Stellenbosch University announcement regarding private travel: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=1502

NB: The situation is fluid and information will be distributed as it becomes available.