Sheffield Hallam University moves more teaching online as nearly 370 students test positive for Covid-19
Nearly 370 students and four members of staff at Sheffield Hallam University have tested positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of the new academic year.
Sheffield Hallam University said it has now decided to increase its online teaching provision for the next two weeks as a precautionary measure in light of the increased coronavirus transmission figures.
It comes as the university recorded 65 new Covid-19 cases among its student population on Sunday, October 4, bringing the current total to 369 student cases as of 4pm on Monday.
New updated figures will be published on the Sheffield Hallam University website every Monday and will cover each preceding two-week rolling period.
Regarding the confirmed coronavirus cases, a Sheffield Hallam University spokesperson said: “All those students, and others in their household, are required to follow government guidelines and self-isolate.
“We are working closely with our partner accommodation providers to keep students safe, whilst providing a range of support for those self-isolating, including food packages, wellbeing support and access to medicine for those that need it.
“If any member of our student community suspects they have the virus or have had a positive test, they must follow official advice and should notify the University so that we can support them. A reporting form for students and advice on what they need to do can be found at www.shu.ac.uk/safe.”
Sheffield Hallam University said it is also working closely with the council’s public health team and Public Health England to manage potential infection clusters and outbreaks.