Exclusive: There are 12 coronavirus cases amongst Soton students

There are also two cases amongst staff members


There are now 12 coronavirus cases amongst University of Southampton students. A University spokesperson has confirmed to the Soton Tab: “The University has 12 known active cases of COVID-19 among its students and two cases among staff. All are self-isolating, along with any close contacts, in line with government guidance”.

The University also explained that there is an extensive range of infection control measures in place across all University of Southampton campuses which include “hand sanitising, social distancing, the distribution of masks and online learning”.

The University is also working with the NHS and the Southampton City Council to offer all of its students home-based saliva tests as part of an ongoing trial. A spokesperson for the University said: “Combined with normal NHS testing, this will help alert us to any cases occurring among our student population and quickly take appropriate action.”

The spokesperson also added that they have “robust procedures in place to support any student falling ill with the coronavirus, helping them to self-isolate for the recommended period and seek appropriate medical attention”.

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