Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU
Last updated: 14 January 2021
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 the Government advises that the majority of students should not return to their term-time accommodation or go onto campus until their in-person teaching is scheduled to begin. However, even under national restrictions our campuses remain open and our facilities are COVID secure, so that we can continue with essential activities to support those students who need us. Our students’ educational, emotional and physical wellbeing has been at the front of all our minds as we have made these changes, whilst following the latest Government rules and guidance.
The figures on this page show the number of reported cases of COVID-19 for staff and students in the last 7 days. From a total student population of 36,734 and staff population of 4,300 the number of active cases of COVID-19 are as follows:
If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, have been advised to isolate or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive please read our guidance for testing, tracking and self-isolating.
Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU between October and December 2020
At NTU we ask colleagues and students to report any confirmed COVID-19 results so we can provide practical and wellbeing support and advice to individuals. That remains our primary reason for collecting this data.
Over the course of our first term we regularly supplied figures to local public health authorities and made clear that any queries on data should be directed to them. This ensured there was one definitive data source.
Our data changes daily and is quickly out of date. Over the course of Term One we did not want our numbers to increase any potential anxiety or to generate a false sense of security amongst our community. COVID-19 measures should be applied and followed regardless of how many cases are reported.
We said we would keep our position under review, and now consider that we should release historic data for the whole of Term One. This allows colleagues to see the overall picture of the rise and fall in cases, rather than a snapshot.
We are confident that are our COVID-19 campuses are secure, nationally there has been no evidence of transference between students and colleagues whilst on campus. We are proud that our students are doing the right thing by isolating when they need to and following COVID-19 restrictions. We are also proud that colleagues across the University can provide support for our students and colleagues at scale when they need it most.
To learn more about the support available to all NTU students please visit our StudentHub.
If you’ve got a question or concern about being on campus please email email@example.com. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)115 848 6060 and select option 1. This line is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm and 10 am – 4 pm at weekends.
Help keep yourself, your friends and your local community safe by following Government guidelines on self-isolating, social distancing, hand washing, wearing face coverings (in shops, public transport and on campus) and limiting the number of people you have contact with at any one time.