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.
6 October 2020: University of Bristol: “Last week, the University of Bristol 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. This came after a University of Bristol student in self-isolation contacted BristolLive and claimed there were 140 students in self-isolation across the University.” Bristol Post.
7 October 2020: University of Bristol start releasing numbers. As of 7 October, there 119 students and 2 staff confirmed with covid.
7 October 2020: “Bristol University has confirmed that 119 students and two staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.” ITV.
9 October 2020: Bristol University: “The Courtrooms hall of residence in Bristol City Centre has gone into lockdown, Bristol Uni has announced. 40 students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Courtrooms, meaning that the whole hall – around 300 students – will be restricted to their Living Circles (or “bubbles”) for 14 days.” The Tab. Bristol U. BBC.
9 October 2020: Bristol: “Today it was announced that 300 students in The Courtrooms, in Bristol’s city centre, would be placed under a two week self-isolation period effective immediately after 40 positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the accommodation.” Epigram.
9 October 2020: Bristol University: “The University of Bristol have reported that positive coronavirus cases have doubled in the last two days. The university only started making case numbers public on Wednesday, but since then the reported figure of positive coronavirus cases has increased from 121 cases to 254. This includes three staff members.” The Tab.
12 October 2020: Bristol University announce that they have 393 students and 3 staff test positive for Covid.
13 October 2020: University of Bristol / University of West England: On why there is such a great discrepancy between their numbers of cases: “While Bristol University started to welcome students on campus on September 18, UWE students have just started to move into halls now.” Bristol Post.
15 October 2020: Bristol University have a cumulative total of 725 students and 9 staff testing positive for Covid.
30 October 2020: Bristol University: “Bristol University reported 36 new coronavirus cases across students and staff on Friday, bringing the total number of reported cases on campus to 1,694 as the UK prepared to enter a second national lockdown.” Epigram.