25 September 2020: Queen’s University Belfast: “We have had a case of COVID-19 in the school this week – a student.” Source: Internal email.
28 September 2020: Queen’s University Belfast: “Some students in Queen’s University halls of residence in Belfast have been told to self-isolate after a “small number” tested positive for Covid-19. A spokesperson for Queen’s said “robust protocols” were in place to minimise further spread. However, the exact number of students asked to self-isolate has not been specified by the university.” BBC. 4.20pm: Report updated to say: “About 100 students in Queen’s University halls of residence in Belfast have been told to self-isolate after 30 people tested positive for Covid-19.”
1 October 2020: Queen’s University, Belfast: “A Queen’s spokeswoman said a small number of students living in its accommodation had tested positive for Covid-19.” Irish News.
1 October 2020: Queen’s, Belfast: “Queen’s University charging self-isolating students £210 for food delivery.” “The employee, who asked not to be named, told Belfast Live several halls have been hit with between 45 to 60 new cases identified a day.” Belfast Live.
6 October 2020: Queen’s, Belfast: “As of 2 October, figures obtained by BBC News NI show that 388 students and staff have been asked to self-isolate. By the same date, the university had been notified of 166 positive cases during the first two weeks of term.” BBC.
9 October 2020: Queen’s University, Belfast: “Queen’s University (QUB) is to offer students a ‘rent holiday’ of up to three months if they want to leave their university accommodation.” BBC.