Aberystwyth University suspends face to face teaching after students test positive for Covid-19

Aberystwyth. Picture by AberComms1 (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Aberystwyth University has informed students that it has decided to suspend face-to-face teaching.

A combination of online and face-to-face lectures were due to begin at the University today.

The decision comes after some students at the university tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Following further discussions this evening (September 27) with local partners regarding the increased risk of Covid-19 transmission, we have taken the decision to suspend face-to-face learning temporarily,” the University said in an email to students.

“This has been a difficult call which is partly linked to the uncertainty of how far the virus has spread in our community.

“This weekend we have had the first confirmed cases in our student community.

“We will be making further assessments of how to proceed with our plans to teach in person as further information is available to us.”

 

Low incidence

On Saturday, two coronavirus cases were reported in the campus community.

The university had already closed the Sports Centre and Art Centre for all non-Aberystwyth students. All dance classes at the Arts Centre will be available online.

Four new cases of the virus were recorded in Ceredigion by Public Health Wales yesterday (September 27) taking the total to 102.

Ceredigion continues to have the lowest incidence of coronavirus in Wales.

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