University COVID data published daily as new downward trend emerges

Thursday, 15 October 2020

The University is now publishing data on active cases of COVID-19 on a daily basis at

The number of active cases of COVID-19 is currently on a downward trend, reducing by 20% since last Friday, to leave 1,215 active cases at the University. 

While this may show that our COVID security measures are working, there is no room for complacency and will continue to work with our partners in public health across the city. 

We have ensured that students keep to their designated households and provided incentives to help them socialise at home or on campus, on-campus testing stations and an asymptomatic testing regime to identify cases earlier and faster than the national scheme. 

Active cases among staff remain low at 32 cases or less than 3% of the total active caseload, representing a quarter of one percent of our overall staff numbers. None are in teaching roles and many of these cases have not been on campus, with no evidence to suggest they have contracted the virus on campus. 

However, we will continue to ensure that all our activities to support students including in-person teaching is only conducted in a COVID-secure environment, following all government and public health guidelines. 

We would like to thank our staff who are making tremendous efforts to teach, research and support our students on- and off-campus, as well as our 35,000 students, the overwhelming majority of whom are acting responsibly and following the rules. 

Emma Thorne - Head of News
Phone: 0115 748 4734

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Notes to editors:

The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our students. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. The University’s state-of-the-art facilities and inclusive and disability sport provision is reflected in its status as The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 Sports University of the Year. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally. Alongside Nottingham Trent University, we lead the Universities for Nottingham initiative, a pioneering collaboration which brings together the combined strength and civic missions of Nottingham’s two world-class universities and is working with local communities and partners to aid recovery and renewal following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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