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.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 5:38 pm

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.

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Sheffield Hallam University recorded 369 positive cases of Covid-19 among students and four among staff as of 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.

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