Bristol University quarantines 300 students in halls of residence after 40 test positive

The Courtrooms Residence at Bristol University, where students have been told to self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak. (Google Maps)
The Courtrooms Residence at Bristol University, where students have been told to self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak. (Google Maps)

Bristol University has confirmed 300 students are being quarantined in their halls of residence after an outbreak of COVID-19.

Some 40 students tested positive at The Courtrooms residence, and all students living there have been asked to isolate.

The news comes after it emerged that more than 1,000 Newcastle University students tested positive for coronavirus over the past week.

A total of 254 students and three staff members are confirmed to have tested positive at Bristol University.

Students have been asked to remain in their flats and only socialise with people in their “living circle”.

The university said it is offering “full support” to those affected and isolating students will have food and laundry delivered to their doors.

The students are the latest to be told to self-isolate, with others across

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