The University is now publishing data on active cases of COVID-19 on a daily basis.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 is currently on a downward trend, reducing by 20% since last Friday, to leave 1,215 active cases at the University.
The University said:
‘While this may show that our COVID security measures are working, there is no room for complacency and will continue to work with our partners in public health across the city.
‘We have ensured that students keep to their designated households and provided incentives to help them socialise at home or on campus, on-campus testing stations and an asymptomatic testing regime to identify cases earlier and faster than the national scheme.
‘Active cases among staff remain low at 32 cases or less than 3% of the total active caseload, representing a quarter of one percent of our overall staff numbers. None are in teaching roles and many of these cases have not been on campus, with no evidence to suggest they have contracted the virus on campus.
‘However, we will continue to ensure that all our activities to support students including in-person teaching is only conducted in a COVID-secure environment, following all government and public health guidelines.
‘We would like to thank our staff who are making tremendous efforts to teach, research and support our students on- and off-campus, as well as our 35,000 students, the overwhelming majority of whom are acting responsibly and following the rules. ‘