Protecting The UWI St. Augustine Community

The UWI St. Augustine Campus continues to monitor the global developments with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health, wellness and safety of all students and staff remains priority and we are committed to keeping the campus community informed of important changes, based on the latest public health guidelines applicable to Trinidad and Tobago. As part of our commitment, this webpage has been developed as a resource for key information.

The Campus Incident Management Team (IMT) has been activated and we have developed a COVID-19 Response Plan. The plan addresses the campus response in three stages:

  • Prior to any cases being reported in Trinidad and Tobago (our immediate actions)
  • Confirmed cases reported in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Confirmed cases reported on our Campus

On a regional level, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced the establishment of a UWI COVID-19 Task Force to leverage the University's knowledge and experts to assist the Caribbean in its readiness and response to the virus outbreak, mindful that the region's best defence is a coordinated and collaborative approach. Learn more at

At each stage of our Campus COVID-19 Response Plan, several actions are outlined, with consideration given to guidance from the UWI COVID-19 Task Force, the Ministry of Health, and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). It takes into account a number of contingencies across several functional areas, inclusive of business continuity for IT, research, facilities support, safety and security, and other essential services.

This page is being updated regularly as the situation evolves.

Latest Updates

This list includes Internal Communiqué and Press Releases disseminated to all staff and students. It does not include targeted messages sent to specific groups within the campus community.

UWI St. Augustine Pivots to Full Virtual Delivery for New Academic Year (August 16, 2020)

The UWI Outlines Policy for Start of New Academic Year (July 23, 2020)

Developments at The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business and the University Inn and Conference Centre (July 16, 2020)

Update on Quarantine Facilities at the St. Augustine Campus (June 30, 2020)

Schedule for Phased Resumption of On-site Campus Operations (June 12, 2020)

Two Halls of Residence at UWI St. Augustine Designated Temporary Stepdown Facilities for UWI Students (June 7, 2020)

Update on Phased Resumption of Campus Operations (May 30, 2020)

Student Guidance and Resources for the Final Assessment Period (May 26, 2020)

Campus Operations Update (May 14, 2020)

Introducing Zero Rated Data Access to UWI Websites (April 15, 2020)

Conduct of Examinations for Semester II and dates for the Summer Session (April 10th, 2020)

Urgent Update on Campus Operations (March 27th, 2020)

COVID-19 Business Continuity Policy and Guidelines (March 25th, updated April 2nd, 2020)

Update on Operations Due to Extended Campus Closure (March 21st, 2020)

Campus COVID-19 Update - Teaching & Examinations (March 20th, 2020)

The UWI adds Psycho-Social experts to its COVID-19 Task Force (March 19th, 2020)

Campus COVID-19 Update - Guidance for Non-Nationals (March 17th, 2020)

Update on Operations at The UWI St. Augustine Campus (March 15th,2020)

Suspension of Classes (March 13th, 2020)

COVID-19 Update | Our response to the outbreak - Vice Chancellor (March 12th, 2020)

Campus COVID-19 Update (March 12, 2020)

Campus COVID-19 Update (March 11, 2020)

COVID19 Update (March 3, 2020)

COVID-19 Information for The UWI Community (March 2, 2020)

The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force (February 29, 2020)