The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our priority, and this has been one of our focuses throughout 2020.
The University of Essex COVID-19 dashboard helps us track the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses and ensures students, staff and visitors are kept up to date on how the University is responding to prevent spread of the virus.
All reported case numbers listed below are based on student or staff reporting. We expect all students and staff to self-isolate and notify us if they receive a positive NHS COVID-19 test for us to record the data.
The dashboard is updated daily, Monday-Friday.
Last updated: 30 October 2020, 3pm
Many of our staff and students are studying or working remotely, and are located in their own towns, cities and countries. The positive cases shown below include those members of our community who are studying/working remotely and those who are studying/working on campus at least in part, and have received a positive NHS COVID-19 test.
|Campus||Students (on-campus)||Students (remote study)||Staff (on-campus)||Staff (remote working)||Total|
*A 'current' case is defined as an individual who has tested positive for the NHS COVID-19 test and is currently self-Isolating.
To protect everyone in our community we ask all our staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 to follow NHS England guidance and self-isolate. The ten day self-isolation period starts from the day symptoms begin or the date of a positive NHS test, if there are no symptoms. If an individual develops symptoms during the ten-day period of self-isolation they are required continue to self-isolate for a further 10 days from the day symptoms began.
Rapid COVID-19 IgG/IgM antibody test facilities have been set up on each of our three campuses. The test takes just 15-20 minutes and is offered to all students arriving back at the University’s campuses and around 1,000 frontline staff. The testing programme aims to minimise the spread of any potential infections by ensuring the University can take appropriate action as quickly as possible.