Update on Covid 19 positive cases at Bangor University
Friday, 27 November 2020
In the months before students returned to campus in September the University put in place extensive measures to protect both staff and students. Teaching was redesigned to provide a blended approach with online learning and in person face to face where it was safe to do so. The campus itself underwent extensive adaptations to enable students to study in a Covid secure environment.
In the run-up to their arrival students were briefed on what would be expected of them when they came on to campus and they have been reminded of this regularly since arrival to try to ensure that everyone behaves responsibly. The majority of our students have and we would like to thank them for that, where behaviour hasn’t been appropriate we have used disciplinary measures to address it quickly.
The University has developed an app which our students use to check-in to all of the activities they participate in on campus, teaching and social. As soon as a student books a test through the University portal or receives a positive test, we can trace all face to face activities the student has undertaken and can immediately alert other students involved. This provides us with a rich source of intelligence for the University and TTP colleagues, and it confirms that social activities, rather than participation in teaching activities, appears to be the key source of infection. We will therefore be continuing our Covid secure teaching activities; this will however be kept under review.
As of Friday, 27 November, the number of current Covid positive cases related to the University is one staff member and two students living in the wider community.
Our overriding priority is the safety of the community, our students and our staff.