Chichester University reveals number of active coronavirus cases

There are 27 active Covid-19 cases at Chichester University, it has been revealed.

The university said it 'remains a safe place to learn' and thanked its community for 'remaining vigilant and following safety guidelines'.

A spokesperson said: "At present, there are 27 active student and staff cases within our community of around 6,000, and they are all now in isolation, alongside those they have recently been in contact with.

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"This small number of cases means our on-site healthcare teams, which includes trained nurses, are able to provide around-the-clock support.

The university said it 'remains a safe place to learn' and thanked its community for 'remaining vigilant and following safety guidelines'. Photo: Kate Shemilt

"We have put into practice a range of comprehensive measures to keep students, staff, and our nearby residents safe, working with Public Health England to open Covid-19 testing sites on our Bognor Regis campus and near our Chichester campus."

The university confirmed the number of cases had reduced from the previously reported figure of 33.

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