176 Uni of Lincoln staff and students have tested positive for coronavirus

‘Our students’ needs are our number one priority’

As of Tuesday, October 27, 176 staff and students at the University of Lincoln have tested positive for COVID-19. This figure is less than one per cent of the University population.

This comes after the news of 85 students testing positive for the virus last week, with support from the University throughout their studies and self-isolation period.

Students are able to receive food boxes, free of charge delivered by university staff if they are required to self-isolate through contacting [email protected]

A spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said,  “There are 176 positive cases confirmed amongst our students and staff (less than one per cent of our University population).

“Our dedicated team of staff have been out delivering food boxes seven days a week to any of our students who require them. The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive – the students really appreciate the food boxes and have been impressed by the high-quality and healthy items we provide. We are part of a wonderful community here in Lincoln and we do all we can to support one another.

“All students have access to a wide range of academic and professional services to support them and help them make the most of their time here. From the moment they join us, they are welcomed into the Lincoln family and our friendly, close-knit community.

“If students are required to self-isolate, they are well supported to continue with their studies through personal tutors and online access to teaching and learning, library access, health and wellbeing, practical help with food and a variety of online social events, quizzes, etc. Our students’ needs are our number one priority.”

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