Students at the Cyprus University of Technology (Tepak) who are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months will be included in raffles to win prizes and other benefits including a cruise off the Akamas.
The incentives were part of an announcement by Tepak saying the university will operate with physical presence during the coming winter academic semester.
“Ensuring a high rate of vaccination coverage within our university community is an important condition to be able to not only restart, but also to continue smoothly,” Tepak said.
As the SafePass will be required by everyone to enter the premises of the university, Tepak invited people to inform the department of studies and student welfare of their vaccination and/or whether they have recovered from the virus by submitting an electronic form attaching the relevant certificate, by the end of August. This will also facilitate in the tracking of the vaccination percentage of students and staff.
Those who do so, the announcement said, they will not be subjected to daily checks, as “the checks will target those who have not been vaccinated”.
Moreover, the specific group of students will be able to participate in the raffles that will be carried out to promote vaccinations. The raffles will take place every time the vaccination coverage of the university’s academic community increases by ten points, starting from 40 per cent.
The prizes include among others a €700 Dell laptop, a €400 iPad, 50 seats for a day excursion in Akamas and a Blue Lagoon cruise including meals, and free entrance with a drink to Guaba club beach party organised by the university’s sports office.
To ease vaccinations, a free walk-in vaccination centre is operating at the university’s grounds with the senate calling on people to “trust science and proceed to vaccination”.
Online meetings to update students on the details of the university’s reopening during the coronavirus pandemic will take place in coming days, the announcement said, while the schedule for courses has already been uploaded on Tepak’s website.