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News Reports, 3 October 2020.

2 October 2020: “The University of Bristol has confirmed multiple coronavirus cases among its student population. It said “a very small number of students” have tested positive for covid-19, but did not release an exact number. A spokesperson said: “A very small number of students have tested positive for COVID-19, including one in a hall of residence where eight contacts are self-isolating.” Bristol Post. The Tab.

1 October 2020: Lancaster University start releasing statistics for covid cases. “In the period from 26th September to 1st October, the University received the following number of reports of new cases among students and staff: Staff: 0. Students (living in Lancaster University accommodation): 1. Students (living in other accommodation in the Lancaster area): 13.” Lancaster University.

3 October 2020: Cambridge: “Two students at Queens’ have tested positive for Covid-19. One of the students who tested positive for the virus is living on main-site Queens’ accommodation. The discovery of the positive cases last Saturday (26/09) has prompted Queens’ to instigate their Test and Trace system developed over the summer. As a result of this 25 individuals were told to isolate, with 15 of these individuals now no longer isolating after negative test results – some of which were returned within 24 hours.” Varsity.

2 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire state that they have had 4 confirmed student covid cases ‘off-campus.’ Source: Internal communication.

3 October 2020: The University of Brighton start releasing weekly statistics. “Current reported positive cases of COVID-19 at the University of Brighton, including Brighton and Sussex Medical School students for the last seven days (as of 2 October 2020): 5 students.” University of Brighton. Archived.

3 October 2020: “THE University of Southampton has confirmed four students have tested positive for Covid-19.” Southern Daily Echo.

3 October 2020: Keele release latest figures: 3 new student cases, bringing the total to 7. Keele.

2 October 2020: “A number of students at the University of Nottingham’s Derby Hall, a catered block housing about 330 students, are in isolation because of Covid-19.They claim conditions are so bad some are being collected by their parents and leaving.” BBC.

2 October 2020: “Since Monday the University has seen a total of 11 reported cases among our students and one member of staff. None of these are clusters.” Source: Internal communication.

2 October 2020: Sussex: “One whole Northfield [accomodation] block is self isolating after a positive Covid test.” The Tab.

3 October 2020: University of Edinburgh states “We have a total of 222 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.” University of Edinburgh. Archived.

2 October 2020: “Fourteen Stirling University students test positive for Covid-19 in outbreak linked to sports clubs.” Daily Herald. “Additionally, 2000 people who use Pure Gym in Stirling are being contact from Test and Protect teams as “precautionary measures”.Brig Newspaper.

Current tally:

76 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
56 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
6 in Wales.

News Reports, 22 September 2020.

10 September 2020: University of the West of England: Single student tests positive at Frenchay Campus. Bristol Post.

22 September 2020: “87 coronavirus cases confirmed at University of Liverpool in a week. University says campus measures have helped to detect cases but union says plans for teaching are dangerous.” Liverpool Echo.

22 September 2020: “12 individuals who have been confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) to have tested positive for coronavirus, are students at the University.” Swansea University.

22 September 2020: “Glasgow University’s Cairncross House is thought to have had more than 20 students test positive for Covid in the past few days with more self isolating.” Glasgow Evening Times. Uni of Glasgow Twitter statement.

In other news, new restrictions have been announced for the whole of the U.K. However, little was said specifically about universities, other than “We will ensure that schools, colleges and universities stay open – because nothing is more important than the education, health and well-being of our young people.” Gov.uk. How this will be ensured is not stated. Similarly, there was no mention of universities in the Scottish First Ministers speech, beyond a determination to keep “young people in education.” Scot.gov. In Northern Ireland, the First Minster has said that the new restrictions don’t affect students going home at weekends, but that this may change in the future. BBC.

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