Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics
Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, students and community. We are working hard to provide up-to-date advice, guidance and support.
On this page:
- Positive test results
- What to do if you have symptoms or have to self-isolate
- Testing and contact tracing
- What happens when we receive a report of a positive test
- Support for students and staff who are self-isolating
- What plans we have in place to manage and outbreak
- Alert levels and tiers of intervention
Positive test results
We have a community of almost 28,000 students and 7,000 staff. These figures show the new and cumulative positive test results of COVID-19 across our community.
|Date||Students: new positive test results||Students: cumulative total||Staff: new positive test results||Staff: cumulative total|
*11 of the affected staff have been working from home and not been on campus; 5 staff members have been working from home and on campus.
What to do if you have symptoms or have to self-isolate
Students or staff who:
- have symptoms of COVID-19
- have received a positive test result or
- who are required to self-isolate for another reason
should notify the University. This helps minimise the risk to others and keep everyone safe.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus you, and all members of your household, must self-isolate until you have your test results.
How to notify the University
Testing and contact tracing
What happens when we receive a report of a positive test of a member of our University community
If we are informed of a positive COVID-19 test we:
- follow detailed processes and procedures to reduce onward transmission
- communicate with relevant staff and students
- put in place procedures such as deep cleaning of affected areas where appropriate
We expect the person who has tested positive to self-isolate with their household in line with government guidelines.
Support for students and staff who are self-isolating
We understand self-isolating is not easy and have put in place a range of measures to provide practical and wellbeing support. Tell us using our self-reporting form so we can provide the right support.
Read our self-isolation guidance for students which provides practical information, wellbeing and academic support. Our support can include food and medication deliveries, laundry and cleaning support, as well as support for wellbeing and study.
You can access wellbeing services while isolating. All students have access to 24/7 wellbeing support through Togetherall.
If you have any questions, contact the Information Point: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: +44 (0)117 428 3000
If you are in University accommodation you can also contact your Residential Life team.
Managers will keep in contact during this period and plan their return to work when they are able to come back.
We are in regular contact with Bristol City Council, local public health officials and other partners to ensure we are sharing information about the local situation and responding to the latest guidance.
What plans we have in place to manage an outbreak
We are working with Bristol City Council's public health team and Public Health England to manage potential infection clusters and outbreaks.
We meet and communicate regularly with:
- Bristol City Council
- University of West England
- local NHS trusts
- other colleagues from across the city to check and review plans.
A University Outbreak Response Team has been set up. This team will coordinate action for clusters or outbreaks of Covid-19 infection. Arrangements are in place for out-of-hours escalation if this is needed.
Alert levels and tiers of intervention
The Government has introduced a COVID-19 contain framework. This sets out how national and local partners will work with the public at a local level to prevent, contain and manage outbreaks.
The Department for Education’s (DfE) Higher Education: reopening buildings and campuses guidance sets out expectations about the implications of different Tiers of Intervention for Higher Education Institutions and the suggested response by institutions.
We have developed comprehensive plans to respond to each Tier of Intervention if required. We have shared these plans with local public health colleagues.
Our Senior Leadership Team and dedicated response teams will consider specific outbreaks or interventions. They will assess the circumstances and make changes at the University which adhere to the DfE framework.
We will tell students and staff quickly if any changes to learning or teaching are required. We will provide this information using our official communication channels.