Bristol University in lockdown with 300 students confined to halls

Bristol University in lockdown with 300 students confined to halls

October 9, 2020

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

Bristol University has ordered 300 students to self-isolate in their flats after a flurry of 40 coronavirus cases at one halls of residence. 

Everyone living in The Courtrooms accommodation must ‘only socialise with those in their living circle from this afternoon’.

The University said it was a precautionary step but warned students it would ‘take action’ to enforce the tough measures.

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.’ 

She added that food, supplies and clean laundry will be delivered straight to their door.

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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