Covid-19 reports on campus

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a track and trace service. If you are reporting that you have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive it is important you complete the University’s Covid-19 reporting form and follow the guidance from Birmingham City Council.

University of Birmingham Covid-19 reporting form: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/coronavirus/test-and-trace.aspx

NHS Test & Trace advice: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50231/coronavirus_covid-19/2194/nhs_test_and_trace

Data: The figures below are from the Public Health England dashboard for local wards of Selly Oak and Edgbaston South & University and from the University of Birmingham’s weekly data release. The qualitative reports further down are based on confidential reports to UCU. The reports from our members do not attempt to model the spread of the virus across campus.

The University has so far reported 1,064 positive tests between Wednesday 23 September and Tuesday 27 October, of which 424 individuals with positive tests have been physically present in an academic setting in the 48 hours before their positive test. The rate per 100,000 among the student and staff population and wider community is tracked in the chart below.

7 days ending:29/09/202006/10/202013/10/202020/10/202027/10/2020Total
Students testing positive613073012241261,019
Staff testing positive585121545
Staff/students physically present in academic settings51611149351424
Total positive tests663153062361411,064

Qualitative reports from staff & students: Last updated 21st October 2020.

We have now had positive cases reported from 13 Schools and confirmed or suspected cases from 16 Schools. We have heard reports of social distancing and cleaning protocols not being followed and of students attending classes without having been informed by the University that there had been positive tests in their class the previous week. We are still hearing multiple reports of staff being forced to teach face to face or attend the office after having requests to work remotely refused.