COVID - 19 keeping you informed
The University of East London places the highest priority on ensuring our students, staff and other stakeholders are healthy and safe. This includes providing our community with the most up-to-date information available. The figures on this page show active cases of Covid-19 among University students and staff. We will update these figures each week.
From a total student population of 17,000 and staff population of 1,400 the number of active cases of Covid-19 at the University of East London in the last 7 days and as of 21st October 2020 are as follows:
|POPULATION||NUMBER OF CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES|
|Students in university halls of residence
|Students in private accommodation||10|
|Staff (who may have been on-campus)||0|
|Staff (who have not been on-campus)||0|
If someone at the University tests positive
In line with government guidelines, when a member of the University of East London community tests positive you must self-isolate with your household.
Students or staff who have symptoms of Covid-19 and have received a positive test result should complete their Daily Health Update, which will notify the Infection Response Group. This will help us to minimise the risk to others and enable us to liaise with public health authorities to keep everyone safe. We have comprehensive procedures in place to communicate necessary information, work with local health authorities to track and trace to reduce transmission, deep clean affected areas and take other measures as needed.
Support for students and staff
We care about our community, and you will not be alone if you must self-isolate due to testing positive for Covid-19. The University will contact individuals to check on their welfare and wellbeing, and provide practical and emotional support.
For students in halls of residence, meals and mail will be delivered to rooms three times a day where students are self-isolating due to close contact or have tested positive. Hall wardens will make regular checks to see how they are feeling and identify any further needs.
Safety measures on campus
Please refer to the University's Community Pledge page, which provides a set of simple steps to keep our community safe, and protect the health and safety of yourself and others.
The University is in regular contact with public health officials, including Newham Public Health, and other partners to ensure we are providing as much information as possible to the University community.
Please read our Infection Response Plan.
You can find out more about everything we're doing to keep you safe in our Covid-Secure Campus Guidelines.
Do your part:
We ask everyone to complete our Daily 123:
- Test – We ask all students and staff to complete a daily health check every single working day, even if you do not intend to be on campus, to support the University in keeping our three campuses and our wider communities safe and healthy.
- Distance – We ask students and staff to check-in when they arrive and leave campus using the free Safezone app. Download from any app store and sign in with your University credentials. This app helps keep you safe while on any of our campuses and allows you to be sent quick and reliable safety notifications, such as Covid-19 updates, wherever you are.
- Track – We ask our community to download and use the free NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app from your preferred app store. The University of East London was the first university in the UK to pilot the app.