27 September 2020: University of Manchester: “While it’s believed some students are already self-isolating on Fallowfield Campus, restrictions are not currently as severe as at MMU. ” MancUnion.
1 October 2020: University of Manchester: “Manchester student and parent anger at ‘Fallowfield Covid soup’ as infection rate soars among young people.” Most flats on UoM Fallowfield Campus now isolating. Manchester Evening News.
1 October 2020: University of Manchester launches a Covid Case Tracker. For the 29th September, 129 students and 1 member of staff tested positive.
1 October 2020: University of Manchester: “The University of Manchester has revealed that 221 of its staff and students have tested positive for coronavirus – but there are fears the numbers could be much higher in reality. After coming under pressure from campus unions, the University said it would publish daily figures to be as “transparent as possible”. But the figures only include positive results reported to the University through an “agreed process” – which some students have told The Mancunion they didn’t even know existed.” MancUnion. See also Manchester Evening News.
2 October 2020: University of Manchester tracker reports 161 new cases on 30 September: 156 students, 5 staff. University of Manchester.
5 October 2020: “More than 380 students and staff at the University of Manchester have now tested positive for coronavirus.” Manchester Evening News. Latest figures, going up to 2 October, published by the University show 824 students and 18 staff are covid positive.
6 October 2020: Update: figures going up to 4 October show 1,041 students and 20 staff positive.