We have been informed of a very small number confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst our University community. We have offered advice and support to the individuals concerned, who are thankfully feeling well and in good spirits whilst in self-isolation along with other members of their households.

In line with our Outbreak Management Plan and Government guidance we are liaising closely with Public Health England.

We understand the news will cause some concern, and want to give reassurance that we have we have been putting comprehensive measures in place for a Covid-secure environment, including social distancing and repurposing our spaces on campus to allow for this, enhancing cleaning regimes, and creating one-way systems. We are also limiting numbers on campus to aid social distancing and asking everyone to follow existing public health guidance. All members of our community can protect themselves and others by following public health advice by washing their hands, covering their face, and making space – Hands, Face, Space.

We will continue to monitor the situation, ensuring our processes make the University as safe as possible for staff, students and visitors, and work closely with public health officials.

We respect that this is a confidential matter for the individuals concerned so we will not be disclosing further details.