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Two confirmed Covid-19 cases at University of Kent campus in Canterbury


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Two students at the University of Kent have tested positive for Covid-19 three days after the start of a new term.

Public Health England confirmed positive tests have been recorded among two people studying at UKC's Canterbury campus.

The University of Kent
The University of Kent

They are now self-isolating and their close contacts have been informed.

Staff and other students have also been told of the development today.

In a letter to staff, the university's HR director said: "We have been advised by Public Health England that there have been two confirmed cases of Covid-19 among students on the Canterbury campus.

"Both are being supported in self-isolating and their close contacts have all been contacted.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England (PHE).

"We are already looking at the implications of the new measures outlined by the Prime Minister to limit the spread of Covid-19."

"We understand that this is a worrying time and that you may have questions. We are here to support and advise you.

"We are already looking at the implications of the new measures outlined by the Prime Minister to limit the spread of Covid-19.

"As you will be aware, schools, colleges and universities are continuing to stay open as the education sector is regarded as having an important role in contributing to overall health and wellbeing.

"It is our expectation that Kent, like the rest of the sector and in line with Government expectations, will continue to offer a blended approach to learning though this will be kept under active review."

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