Daily reported cases for UCL staff and students.
Daily reported coronavirus cases (last update Tuesday 19 January 2021)
Today's figures include cases reported between 5pm Friday 15 January 2021 and 5pm Monday 18 January 2021, including the weekend.
|On campus *||Off campus **||On campus *||Off campus **|
|New cases in last 24 hours ***||5||11||0||4|
|New cases in last 7 days ***||16||39||2||23|
|Total cases since 28 Sept 2020 (start of Term 1)||118||179||432||294|
- UCL is a community of 47,000 students and 14,500 staff. More information on UCL.
- This data will be updated by 9am Monday to Friday. Figures are correct as of 4.30pm the previous day. Please note that figures received over the weekend will be included in Tuesday’s report.
- * On campus is defined as those who have visited UCL buildings, spending 15 minutes or more, in the two days before starting experiencing symptoms or requesting a test.
- ** Off campus is defined as UCL staff or students working or studying elsewhere, at home in the UK or overseas.
- *** New cases are defined as new confirmed positive test results reported to UCL’s Public Health Daily Review Group.
- Please see Camden's Covid-19 Open Data dashboard for information about coronavirus cases in UCL’s local community.
How is UCL responding to coronavirus cases on campus?
UCL has plans in place to respond to reported cases of coronavirus, including notifying other staff and students, cleaning affected areas and reviewing access to buildings on campus. We are following guidance from the UK Government, together with advice from UCL’s world-leading researchers. Find out more about the university’s planned response to coronavirus cases.
What to do if you think you may have coronavirus or you’re self-isolating
If you’re a UCL student or member of staff, please follow our step-by-step guidance if:
- you think you may have coronavirus;
- you have tested positive for the virus;
- you are waiting for the results of a coronavirus test;
- you need to self-isolate;
- or if you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate.
How UCL is supporting students who are self-isolating
Our Student Support and Wellbeing team is in regular contact with students who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, have tested positive or are self-isolating to provide advice, practical help and wellbeing support. All students can access support from UCL’s Student Support and Wellbeing services to help look after their mental health and wellbeing.
More information is available on our Students webpages.
For students staying in UCL accommodation, we also:
- Provide 24 hour support onsite, seven days a week;
- Give all self-isolating students who have notified UCL a free hamper of essential food and cleaning items;
- Offer students vouchers for free meal deliveries. These cover a range of dietary requirements and will be delivered directly to students’ accommodation;
- Help students access medication and other essential services including laundry if required, free of charge;
- Make sure that all students know what to do if they or people they live with become unwell;
- Invite students to join Flourish, UCL’s virtual community programme where they can take part in activities online, meet fellow residents and support their mental health and wellbeing.
We are also working closely with intercollegiate halls to support the UCL students staying there.
How UCL is supporting staff who are self-isolating
UCL is committed to supporting colleagues who may have coronavirus or need to self-isolate. Please visit our Human Resources webpages for more information about how we can help, including what to do if you need to take time off work.
UCL staff can also access free, confidential support through Care First, UCL’s Employee Assistance Programme, including one-off emotional support, counselling sessions and access to specialists who can provide practical advice.
Many of our staff are still working remotely, and colleagues can find information and resources for self-care and supporting their mental health and wellbeing on our Remote, not Distant at UCL webpages.