Enhanced Security Protocol at The UWI Mona Campus

18 April, 2020

In keeping with the Covid -19 protocol established by the Government of Jamaica, The UWI Mona Campus has suspended most face to face activities on campus including teaching, meetings and gatherings with more than ten persons, thus reducing daily traffic on the campus. The daily campus traffic/population has also been significantly reduced as a number of staff are working remotely and most students residing in the Halls have returned home. This reduced traffic increases the risk of theft and other criminal acts on the campus.

In light of this, the security teams operating on campus have implemented an enhanced security protocol aimed at protecting the remaining students and essential staff on campus as well as the assets of the University. These new security measures have taken effect since April 14, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

These measures include:

1. The main entrance to the campus (Queen’s gate) will be used for entry of UWI Staff with UWI IDs only

2. All vehicles will exit the Campus via the Post Office gate

3. On weekdays - All gates will be closed at 7:00 P.M. each night and reopen at 7:00 A.M. each weekday morning

4. On weekends - Only the Post Office Gate will be open to vehicular traffic; and will close at 7:00 P.M. each night and open at 7:00 A.M each morning

5. The Garden Boulevard gate has been temporarily closed until further notice

6. All vehicles entering and leaving the Campus will be subjected to search

7. All vehicles entering and leaving the Campus after 7:00 P.M. will be logged

The information logged will include:

i. License plate number of vehicle

ii. Make, model, colour of vehicle

iii. Name of driver, driver’s license or other form of valid Id

iv. Reason for accessing the campus

8. Security personnel have been instructed to prevent gathering of persons under gazebos, or any other areas on campus in keeping with the social distancing directive by the GOJ.

We would also like to remind all students and staff that wearing your UWI ID visibly while on campus, is a requirement.

We seek your full cooperation as we work to keep the University safe and secure during this period.