Update on Covid-19 outbreak in residences

Issued: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:21:00 BST

A University of Glasgow spokesperson said: “We are continuing to deal with two significant outbreaks of Covid-19 in our Murano Street and Cairncross residences, totalling 172 cases. This is an increase of 48 from yesterday, however we would expect this number to rise over coming days as we increase testing capacity around the residences. The number of people isolating remains roughly the same. 

We are working with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Public Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council and implementing additional measures including a deploying mobile testing centre at Murano Street and making sure testing is readily available across all residences.

We have made clear to students that they must not socialise with others outwith their households.  We have also strongly advised them to avoid hospitality venues such as bars over the weekend.  The student unions on campus will remain closed. We will monitor the situation closely to ensure that our own rules and the guidance issued by Scottish Government is followed.