Bristol University is latest to lock down with 300 students confined to halls after 40 test positive – as rising cases over 80 campuses soar to 5,000
Three hundred students at Bristol University have been ordered to self-isolate in their halls after 40 students tested positive for coronavirus.
All residents at The Courtrooms accommodation block must ‘only socialise with those in their living circle from this afternoon’.
Professor Sarah Purdy, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, said: ‘Having reassessed case numbers with colleagues from the Public Health Team today, we have decided that further measures are appropriate at this stage.’
All residents at The Courtrooms accommodation block must ‘only socialise with those in their living circle from this afternoon’
She added that food, supplies and clean laundry will be delivered straight to their door and warned any students against breaching their self-isolation.
Bristol says it is currently supporting 254 students and three staff members who have tested positive for coronavirus. All three staff have been working from home and have not been on campus.
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