The North-West University’s (NWU) stance on the vaccination of students against Covid-19

Taking the current variant and its severity into consideration, and the advice from medical experts, we have adopted a non-mandatory vaccination requirement stance for all students and student activities that are hosted by the NWU. Please note that the vaccination exemption process has been suspended as part of our non-mandatory vaccination requirement stance. Read the full communique (released 9 June 2022) here

The North-West University’s (NWU) stance on the vaccination of employees against Covid-19

Taking the current variant and its severity into consideration, the NWU has adopted a “non-mandatory vaccination requirement” for nearly all our occupational positions at the NWU. The only occupational position where mandatory vaccination is required, is for staff working at the NWU Health Care Centres. Read the relevant communiques (25 May 2022 and 11 July 2022) here.

NWU Covid-19 information hub

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

NWU statistics

Covid-19 is still in our midst and we all have to remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and those around us.

We urge all members of the NWU family to adhere to the regulations and protocols that are aimed to curb the continuous spread of this pandemic. We continue to encourage staff and students to register and receive their vaccination, even if this is not compulsory at this stage.

Covid Positive Cases

Covid-19 positive persons:

As of today, Friday, 29 July 2022, we are aware of a cumulative total of 1 621 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 thankful to report that 1 620 of the persons who were positive have now recovered from the virus.

Covid Contact

Contact with Covid-19 positive persons

Approximately 4 065 people (staff, students and contract workers) may have been in contact with persons who have tested positive, and all of them have completed the prescribed period and have been cleared.

NWU Covid Deaths

Covid-19 deaths

It is with sadness that we still remember the 14 members of the NWU family who have already passed away due to Covid-19.

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.

In the event of possible infection  (click to enlarge)


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