Keeping ARU safe

We're working hard to limit coronavirus transmission and keep our campuses safe. Part of that work includes identifying, isolating and supporting anyone who does test positive.

Guided by our commitment to education and research and to the health and safety of our community, we continue to offer our students the option to study remotely. We also encourage home working wherever possible.

As a University, and as individuals, we can all play a role in preventing the spread of infection and helping to keep ARU safe. We're doing this by following:

Latest data

We update this page at 1pm every Monday, with data from the previous week.

The figures below are for newly confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported to the University in the week ending Sunday 18 October 2020.

Number of positive cases at ARU

  • 3 in Cambridgeshire
  • 1 in Essex

The data shares information collated as part of our COVID-19 notification protocols. It covers staff and students who are working, living or studying on campus in Cambridge and Peterborough (listed as Cambridgeshire) and Chelmsford (listed as Essex).

Some of our students have opted to study online this trimester, so are learning remotely. And, to help keep our campuses COVID-19 secure, most of our staff are continuing to work from home wherever possible. This is helping to maintain social distancing on campus and reduce the risk of transmission. Any cases that are reported in these populations will not be included in the data presented.

Historic data from ARU

We have been recording the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases at ARU since week commencing 21 September 2020.

Positive test received week ending Cambridgeshire Essex Total
27 September 2020 0 2 2
4 October 2020 2 0 2
11 October 2020 0 2 2
18 October 2020 3 1 4
Total 5 5 10


Area data

Area data for current confirmed COVID-19 cases can be found online for Cambridgeshire and for Essex as needed.




Reporting COVID-19

If you are a student and need to report COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed positive case, please complete the form on AskARU.

If you are a member of staff, visit the Reporting COVID-19 page on The Heron.