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Daily Covid-19 statistics

Daily updates on confirmed cases within the University community.

Latest confirmed cases

These figures show the daily number of new reported cases for the last 7 days.


Date Staff Students
Oct 24 2020 0 46
Oct 25 2020 0 19
Oct 26 2020 0 38
Oct 26 2020* 0 18*
Oct 27 2020* 1 30*
Oct 28 2020 0 12
Oct 29 2020 0 17
Oct 30 2020 0 22

*Note: Due to changes in how GP registration data is reported nationally, the University has been made aware by B&NES Public Health of additional historical cases which are included in the data for transparency.

7 day rolling averages of new daily cases

Staff Students
0.14 28.86

These figures include new confirmed Covid-19 cases that are reported to the University by our staff or students. They include students who are in University accommodation or in private accommodation in Bath and the local area, and staff who have had any recent contact with the University in the preceding month.

The University has 3,500 staff and 18,500 enrolled students.

Confirmed cases in the last 7 days

Charts plotting the number of daily reported confirmed cases in staff and students the last 7 days


  • Oct 24th - 46
  • Oct 25th - 19
  • Oct 26th - 56
  • Oct 27th - 30
  • Oct 28th - 12
  • Oct 29th - 17
  • Oct 30th - 22

7 day summary of daily confirmed cases in students

This chart shows the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases reported amongst students for each day in the last week.

  • Oct 24th - 0
  • Oct 25th - 0
  • Oct 26th - 0
  • Oct 27th - 1
  • Oct 28th - 0
  • Oct 29th` - 0
  • Oct 30th - 0

7 day summary of daily confirmed cases in staff

This chart shows the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases reported amongst staff for each day in the last week.

What happens when we receive a report of a positive test

The actions the University takes when it is informed of a positive Covid-19 test.


When the University receives a report of a positive Covid-19 test result from a student or staff member we alert both Public Health England and Bath & North East Somerset Council.

When the University receives a report from either a student via our notification form, or from a staff member, we contact them directly to check on their welfare and offer wellbeing support and guidance, including public health advice.

For more information see the section below titled: “Support available for staff and students”.


Support available for staff and students

A summary of the support available to staff and students who have a confirmed case of Covid-19 or need to self-isolate.


When we receive a report that a student or staff member is self-isolating we contact them directly to check on their welfare and offer support and guidance, including public health advice.

For students a University point-of-contact is provided in case they need to get back in touch.

If you live in University managed accommodation then additional support is available, including provision of food and cleaning supplies, waste removal, and support with delivery of post as well as a Covid-secure laundry service if required. Entertainment options are also available including online yoga classes, exercise equipment and provision of board games, puzzles and more.

It’s only natural that changing our ways and living with restrictions can cause tension, frustration and anxiety. Working and studying virtually also has its challenges. Now more than ever, we need to talk. If you're a student, you can contact:

If you're a member of staff, you can:


What to do if you have symptoms or have to to self-isolate

Know the symptoms and what to do if you have them or need to self-isolate.


The University is following the guidance from the UK Government and the NHS in order to protect our staff, students and the wider community. For this to be effective we need all our staff and students and visitors to follow the University's guidance as set out below at all times.

COVID-19 symptoms can include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If you, or any of the people you live with, develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should isolate from others and seek a test straight away. If you are a student tell us if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating so we can support you. If you are a member of staff please inform your line manager straight away.

Find out how to get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus. If you have a home test kit, read the instructions carefully and watch the short film on how to take a coronavirus self-test swab. If you are a student living in University accommodation, you must not come to the post room and collect or drop off the test. Call Security on extension 5349 (from a mobile 01225 385349) and they will arrange secure drop off and collection. If you need to travel to a testing site for a Covid-19 test Security can help you with transport in a Covid-secure vehicle, call extension 5349 (from a mobile 01225 385349).

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have received a positive test result, you must stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started.

If you live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, you must self-isolate for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day the first person in your house developed symptoms or, if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.

If you are self-isolating, government advice is very clear about what you can and cannot do:

  • do not go to work, university, or public places – study or work from home if you can
  • do not go on public transport or use taxis
  • do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family, except for people providing essential care
  • do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one

All daily Covid-19 updates

These are all the new confirmed cases as reported to the University by date, since the University began daily reports on September 29 2020.


Date Staff Students
Sept 29 2020 0 1
Sept 30 2020 0 1
Oct 1 2020 0 5
Oct 2 2020 0 5
Oct 3 2020 0 5
Oct 4 2020 0 7
Oct 5 2020 0 7
Oct 6 2020 0 18
Oct 7 2020 0 33
Oct 8 2020 0 23
Oct 9 2020 0 34
Oct 10 2020 0 9
Oct 11 2020 0 6
Oct 12 2020 0 20
Oct 13 2020 1 26
Oct 14 2020 1 9
Oct 15 2020 0 29
Oct 16 2020 1 22
Oct 17 2020 0 7
Oct 18 2020 0 7
Oct 19 2020 1 27
Oct 20 2020 0 10
Oct 21 2020 0 13
Oct 22 2020 1 17
Oct 23 2020 0 17
Oct 24 2020 0 46
Oct 25 2020 0 19
Oct 26 2020 0 38
Oct 26 2020* 0 18*
Oct 27 2020* 1 30*
Oct 28 2020 0 12
Oct 29 2020 0 17
Oct 30 2020 0 22
Total 6 560

*Note: Due to changes in how GP registration data is reported nationally, the University has been made aware by B&NES Public Health of additional historical cases which are included in the data for transparency.

These figures include new confirmed Covid-19 cases that are reported to the University by our staff or students. They include students who are in University accommodation or in private accommodation in Bath and the local area, and staff who have had any recent contact with the University in the preceding month.

The University has 3,500 staff and 18,500 enrolled students.