Covid cases and the University

Covid cases and the University

Message to staff and students - 29 September

Dear colleagues,

I am getting in touch to let you know that there are now 62 cases of Covid-19 associated with the University’s student population.

Today’s meeting of the Incident Management Team (IMT) - made up of various partners from NHS Grampian, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and Police Scotland and which is managing the outbreak - released the following statement following its meeting this afternoon.

“A multi-agency investigation is ongoing into 62 cases of Covid-19 identified within the University of Aberdeen student population. This figure includes those living in various locations, including university halls of residents, private flats and private halls elsewhere.

“The cases are currently not being treated as a single cluster. Investigations are ongoing and efforts are being made to identify any linkages between them.

“We are aware of a number of cases who have attended at The Bobbin, on King Street, Aberdeen, on or after September 17.

“Aberdeen City Council officers have visited the premises and informed the IMT they are satisfied with the measures in place. The bar has provided full customer lists at the request of the IMT for Test & Protect tracing.

“There is currently no evidence of spread to the wider community and, working with the university, various control measures have been implemented in an effort to curb the risk of any further transmission.”

We encourage any of our students and staff self-isolating due to Covid-19 to let the University know using our Covid-19 Absence Reporting tool and ensure they make use of our Student Support services that are available to them 24/7.

I will update you with any further key messages and developments on the outbreak but rather than post daily updates on case numbers, you can find these on our Coronavirus webpages.

Best wishes

Debbie

Debbie Dyker
Acting Director of Operations

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