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.

We continue to be guided by our commitment to education and research and to the health and safety of our community.

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 5 December 2021.

Number of positive cases at ARU

  • 8 in Cambridgeshire
  • 5 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 opted to study online during the academic year 2020-2021, so were learning remotely. And, to help keep our campuses safe, most of our staff have been working from home where possible. Any cases that are reported in these populations will not be included in the data presented. When staff and students are on campus, we continue to keep our community safe and help reduce the chance of transmission by asking everyone to continue to wear face coverings, practice good hand hygiene, keep left when moving around campus and respect each other's personal space. 

Historic data from ARU

We have been recording the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases at ARU since week commencing 21 September 2020. The table below shows data for the past three months.

Positive test received week ending Cambridgeshire Essex Total
5 September 2021 6 5 11
12 September 2021 4 2 6
19 September 2021 5 2 7
26 September 2021 9 2 11
3 October 2021 9 6 15
10 October 2021 5 4 9
17 October 2021 15 5 20
24 October 2021 8 8 16
31 October 2021 11 5 16
7 November 2021 7 6 13
14 November 2021 6 7 13
21 November 2021 13 9 22
28 November 2021 9 5 14
5 December 2021 8 5 13


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.