On Campus, News

17th March 2020

UoL’s First COVID-19 Case

University of Liverpool has seen its first case of COVID-19. The student was confirmed to have been diagnosed with the virus on March 15th. The University informs us that the student is doing well, and has full support from the university. The student has also not been on campus for at least 11 days but they were in touch with a few university friends over the weekend, however, who have been contacted by UoL to offer advice and support. Let’s all wish the student a swift recovery.

University Communication and Advice

The University reminds us that, following the government’s decision to move from the containment to the delay phase, please note that Public Health England is no longer tracing contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19

The University has ensured it will be in contact with all students with updates of the situation and the protocol we may need to undertake. For now, we must follow the guidance by Public Health England and the Government’s decision after the COBRA meeting yesterday, calling for the avoidance of all unnecessary social gatherings and contact, including going to pubs, restaurants and cafes, as to remain at home as much as possible.

The University also emailed to thank students for understanding the move to online teaching in place of face-to-face classes.

Other university services such as the library and leisure facilities remain open.  The University’s student accommodation also continues to operate as normal. Student services including Counselling, the Mental Health Advisory Service and Student Welfare Advice and Guidance will continue to be available.

If you have a query, you can visit the University’s FAQs which are being regularly updated or email advice@liverpool.ac.uk should you have an other unresolved queries.