Risk Adjusted Strategy, Campus Readiness Plans & Emergency Operations Plan for a Phased Return of Students and Staff to the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion:

Download the complete report here: EG x COVID-19

June 2020

22 June 2020

  • Final year students return to campus for contact production classes, with a staggered arrival time between 9am and 10am
  • Staff Team 1 and support staff will be ready and set up to receive the learners and conduct them through the necessary, screening, hygiene and PPE protocols. These protocols are discussed in the
    up-coming sections.
  •  Cleaning teams are in place to conduct continuous cleaning
  • Staff Team 2 are teaching 1st and 2nd year students remotely or working remotely.
  • The plan is for Staff team 1 to work on campus for the upcoming 4 weeks, to allow for the final year students to meet necessary practical production outcomes.

Further planning will depend on the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, as well as the possible adjustment of the Alert level by the SA Government. However, the EGAF staff have proven to be extremely adaptable and compliant throughout the lockdown period and we do not foresee any problems going forward should changes be implemented. We are aware that under Alert level 2, 66% of our students can return to campus for contact practical classes, beginning with our 1st year students
and that under Alert level 1,100% of our students may return to campus for contact teaching and learning.

15 – 21 June 2020

  • Final year students are afforded an academic break, to allow for travel, rest and readjustment.
  • Academic staff Team 1 prepare for contact teaching and are trained on health, safety and hygiene protocols.
  • Academic staff Team 2 continue to work remotely and engage with 1st and 2nd year students.
  • Cleaning staff are trained on cleaning protocols to be conducted.
  • All staff are trained on screening and EOP scenarios, and are instructed to familiarize themselves with the regulations and guidelines according to the Disaster Management Act, 2000 and
    the DHET.
  • Communication is sent to all final year students with regards to preparations, arrival protocols, screening protocols as well as the hygiene, and the necessary PPE to be worn.
  • All staff and students must agree to the necessary code of conduct and protocols put in place before the individual may return to campus. On agreement the staff and students will be notified as to
    which entry / screening point they should make use of.

10 June 2020

  • On sight academic planning meeting
  • EGAF staff are strategically divided into two separate work teams. These teams are strategically balanced with management, operational, academic and support staff, so that they can work
    independently of one another. The aim being that only one team will be on campus at a time, with the other working and teaching remotely. This also means that should the one team need to selfisolate the other team could step in and continue contact teaching, preventing the academy from having to shut down for two weeks.
  • No contact between the two staff teams is recommended as of 22 June 2020.

9 June 2020

  • A certified local company implemented professional sanitization of the entire EGAF campus

1 June 2020

  • Alert level 3 restrictions were announced
  • Communications to final year students was convey with regards to the return to campus for contact based teaching and learning.
  • 33.3% allows for EGAFD to accommodate all final year students for contact classes on campus.
  • Assessment and attendance policies were revised.
  • Health, safety and hygiene protocols were established in line with the Disaster Management Act, 2002 as well as the guidelines received from the Department of Higher Education and Training.
  • Further facility readiness plans, concerning infrastructure, production facilities, furniture layout, physical distancing measures and cleaning were addressed, implemented and completed by 8
    June 2020.



May 2020

  • Alert level 4 restrictions were announced
  • Remote teaching and learning strategies were continued with all students, with all academic staff working remotely.
  • Management returned to campus to begin implementing campus readiness strategies, together with support staff.

April 2020

  • Authorization for small scale production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was obtained and this production ran from 20 April 2020 – 4 May 2020
  • Remote learning continued for Diploma and BA 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years.

March 2020

  • The EGAF campus closed in accordance with Alert level 5 lockdown restrictions.
  • Remote teaching and learning strategies were initiated with all students

Letter and notice to student, parents and bursars:

After the president’s address we have had various meetings and decided that we will shut down (no access for students) the Academy facilities as from Wednesday 18 March.

Monday 16 March and Tuesday 17 March will be voluntary attendance for students, we suggest you only attend if you need to prepare for the shutdown in some significant way.

We will ensure that learning continues.

Staff will develop a programme which will give us the best chance of completing the 2020 curriculum in 2020. This means that deadlines still need to be adhered to and there will still be a certain pace and intensity of work expected aligned with your level of study. All contact will be digitally mediated. We will do our best to have easy to use readers, ex’s, videos etc. We will also be available via e-mail to provide feedback or clarity on work and submissions.

We need all students to have access to their EG email accounts and to have some data to stay in touch with staff. we will be mostly making use of e-mail, but also WhatsApp, the EG website and Facebook.

If any student has no access to a computer please get in touch with Raphael ASAP.

This epidemic is still developing, no one knows what is going to happen, we take directive from government and health officials. So far however we may see the following things happen at the Academy in 2020:

  1. Graduation may be moved to January 2021
  2. Fashion Show may be postponed or cancelled or completely re-thought
  3. The June/July, September and December holidays will likely be shortened
  4. Third and fourth years will need to confirm internships with their hosts
  5. We all explore ways to maintain fashion & academic exploration, personal motivation, self-discipline and social connectedness without seeing one another for a while

We will make every effort to stay in touch, please you do to. And please make sure you are working with the latest, official information – not, someone said that someone said…