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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
July 28 2021 1 1†
July 29 2021 1 1†
July 30 2021 0 1†
July 31 2021 0 0†
Aug 1 2021 0 0†
Aug 2 2021 0 1†
Aug 3 2021 1 0†

7 day rolling averages of new daily cases

Staff Students
0.42 0.57

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 had contact with the University in the two days before experiencing symptoms, in line with Public Health England guidance. Weekend figures will be added on a Monday.

† On 30 November 2020 the University began offering students and staff rapid asymptomatic Lateral Flow tests as part of the national NHS Test and Trace programme. Cases identified by this testing regime therefore appear in the data from 30 November 2020 to 10 June 2021. Following national guidance that a confirmatory PCR test should follow a positive Lateral Flow test, only those cases identified or confirmed by a PCR test are included from 10 June 2021.

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


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. We also follow up to check whether they have been on campus or in University buildings, whether there have been any ‘close contacts’ as defined by Public Health England and other steps as outlined in our Outbreak Management Plan.

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.


COVID-19 cases for quarter four, 2020

COVID-19 cases for quarter one, 2021

COVID-19 cases for quarter two, 2021

Date Staff Students
July 1 2021 0 3†
July 2 2021 0 1†
July 3 2021 0 1†
July 4 2021 0 1†
July 5 2021 0 2†
July 6 2021 0 1†
July 7 2021 0 1†
July 8 2021 1 0†
July 9 2021 0 0†
July 10 2021 0 0†
July 11 2021 0 1†
July 12 2021 1 1†
July 13 2021 0 0†
July 14 2021 0 1†
July 15 2021 1 0†
July 16 2021 0 2†
July 17 2021 0 0†
July 18 2021 1 0†
July 19 2021 0 0†
July 20 2021 2 1†
July 21 2021 0 1†
July 22 2021 0 0†
July 23 2021 0 0†
July 24 2021 0 0†
July 25 2021 0 0†
July 26 2021 0 0†
July 27 2021 0 0†
July 28 2021 1 1†
July 29 2021 1 1†
July 30 2021 0 1†
July 31 2021 0 0†
Aug 1 2021 0 0†
Aug 2 2021 0 1†
Aug 2 2021 1 0†
Overall Total 40 951

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 had contact with the University in the two days before experiencing symptoms, in line with Public Health England guidance.

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

*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.

† On 30 November 2020 the University began offering students and staff rapid asymptomatic Lateral Flow tests as part of the national NHS Test and Trace programme. Cases identified by this testing regime therefore appear in the data from 30 November 2020 to 10 June 2021. Following national guidance that a confirmatory PCR test should follow a positive Lateral Flow test, only those cases identified or confirmed by a PCR test are included from 10 June 2021.