Lockdown Level 1
Current lockdown level: Level 1

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The safety, health, and well-being of staff and students and the saving of lives remain the university’s priority in order to limit the possibility of spreading COVID-19 on the campuses and to prevent a second surge of positive cases.

During Level 1 of the national lockdown, the university will continue to return staff and students to the campuses in a structured and phased approach. Campus access will remain restricted – only those with campus access permits will be allowed to enter.

It is still extremely important that you remain vigilant and take ownership of your health and also look out for the health of those around you. Ultimately, your health is your responsibility.

Please do not let your guard down and adhere to the protocols and regulations – for your own safety and for the safety of others.

UFS Coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) statistics
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Statistics for each campus

Weekly Statistics for Each Campus

Statistics for all campuses

Weekly Statistics for All Campuses


NOTE: The statistics above have been recorded from the beginning of June 2020 and incorporated in the July 2020 figures. These are cases that the university management is aware of or for which the necessary arrangements have been made. The rate of positive cases is carefully monitored by Kovsie Health, and the necessary support is received from the provincial Department of Health.



Published on 27 October 2020


Failure to wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth can lead to a R100 fine.


Gaining unauthorised access to campus can cost you R250.


Contravening COVID-19 regulations will lead to a fine or disciplinary hearing against you.


Contravening COVID-19 regulations will lead to a fine or disciplinary hearing against you.


Respect curfew times and avoid a R500 fine.


Always keep a physical distance of 2 m and avoid a R100 fine.

Coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2)
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COVID-19 toll free number

Toll free number

0800 029 999


World Health Organization website

WHO website



National Institute for Communicable Diseases website

NICD website



University of the Free State website

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