Covid-19 statistics

Daily reported cases for University of Sheffield staff and students.

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Daily reported coronavirus cases

These figures represent new positive confirmed cases that were reported to us on a daily basis.

The data is for:

  • University of Sheffield students who are living in Sheffield
  • University of Sheffield staff working on campus

The figures may need to be updated as further information is understood about each reported case.

Staff and student cases by week: latest daily figures for 7 days

By week - staff and student graph: Sunday 1 August

Staff and student cases by month: latest daily figures for July–August

By month - staff and student graph: Sunday 1 August

New cases

Staff: 0 | Students: 1

7-day rolling average

Staff: 1.1 | Students: 6.9 | Staff and students: 8.0

    View daily reported cases in table format

    Figures represent new positive confirmed cases that were reported to us on a daily basis.

    From Monday 26 July–Sunday 1 August

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 26 July 1 4
    Tuesday 27 July 2 9
    Wednesday 28 July 2 4
    Thursday 29 July 1 14
    Friday 30 July 2 15
    Saturday 31 July 0 1
    Sunday 1 August 0 1

    From Monday 19 July–Sunday 25 July

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 19 July 1 6
    Tuesday 20 July 0 2
    Wednesday 21 July 0 3
    Thursday 22 July 1 0
    Friday 23 July 0 2
    Saturday 24 July 0 0
    Sunday 25 July 0 0

    From Monday 12 July–Sunday 18 July

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 12 July 2 10
    Tuesday 13 July 1 5
    Wednesday 14 July 3 4
    Thursday 15 July 2 3
    Friday 16 July 4 6
    Saturday 17 July 1 1
    Sunday 18 July 0 1

    From Monday 5 July–Sunday 11 July

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 5 July 0 7
    Tuesday 6 July 0 2
    Wednesday 7 July 2 4
    Thursday 8 July 0 3
    Friday 9 July 3 7
    Saturday 10 July 0 1
    Sunday 11 July 0 0

    Monday 28 June–Sunday 4 July

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 28 June 0 15
    Tuesday 29 June 0 15
    Wednesday 30 June 0 15
    Thursday 1 July 3 6
    Friday 2 July 1 8
    Saturday 3 July 0 7
    Sunday 4 July 0 2

    Monday 21 June–Sunday 27 June

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 21 June 0 6
    Tuesday 22 June 0 3
    Wednesday 23 June 1 4
    Thursday 24 June 2 3
    Friday 25 June 1 6
    Saturday 26 June 0 1
    Sunday 27 June 0 3

    Monday 14 June–Sunday 20 June

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 14 June 0 1
    Tuesday 15 June 1 0
    Wednesday 16 June 1 5
    Thursday 17 June 3 5
    Friday 18 June 0 1
    Saturday 19 June 0 3
    Sunday 20 June 0 1

    Monday 7 June–Sunday 13 June

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 7 June 0 0
    Tuesday 8 June 0 0
    Wednesday 9 June 0 1
    Thursday 10 June 0 2
    Friday 11 June 0 0
    Saturday 12 June 0 0
    Sunday 13 June 0 0

    Monday 31 May–Sunday 6 June

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 31 May 0 0
    Tuesday 1 June 0 1
    Wednesday 2 June 0 1
    Thursday 3 June 1 0
    Friday 4 June 0 0
    Saturday 5 June 0 0
    Sunday 6 June 0 1

    Monday 24 May–Sunday 30 May

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 24 May 0 3
    Tuesday 25 May 0 1
    Wednesday 26 May 0 2
    Thursday 27 May 0 1
    Friday 28 May 0 0
    Saturday 29 May 0 0
    Sunday 30 May 0 0

    Monday 17 May–Sunday 23 May

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 17 May 0 1
    Tuesday 18 May 0 2
    Wednesday 19 May 0 1
    Thursday 20 May 0 1
    Friday 21 May 0 0
    Saturday 22 May 0 0
    Sunday 23 May 0 0

    Monday 10 May–Sunday 16 May

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 10 May 0 1
    Tuesday 11 May 0 2
    Wednesday 12 May 0 0
    Thursday 13 May 0 0
    Friday 14 May 0 0
    Saturday 15 May 0 0
    Sunday 16 May 0 1

    Monday 3 May–Sunday 9 May

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 3 May 0 1
    Tuesday 4 May 0 0
    Wednesday 5 May 0 0
    Thursday 6 May 0 3
    Friday 7 May 0 0
    Saturday 8 May 0 0
    Sunday 9 May 0 1

    Monday 26 April–Sunday 2 May

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 26 April 0 0
    Tuesday 27 April 0 2
    Wednesday 28 April 0 1
    Thursday 29 April 0 2
    Friday 30 April 0 2
    Saturday 1 May 0 1
    Sunday 2 May 0 2

    Monday 19 April–Sunday 25 April

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 19 April 0 1
    Tuesday 20 April 0 0
    Wednesday 21 April 0 1
    Thursday 22 April 0 1
    Friday 23 April 0 0
    Saturday 24 April 0 0
    Sunday 25 April 0 1

    Monday 12 April–Sunday 18 April

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 12 April 0 2
    Tuesday 13 April 0 2
    Wednesday 14 April 0 0
    Thursday 15 April 0 2
    Friday 16 April 0 0
    Saturday 17 April 0 0
    Sunday 18 April 0 0

    Monday 5 April–Sunday 11 April

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 5 April 0 0
    Tuesday 6 April 0 2
    Wednesday 7 April 0 0
    Thursday 8 April 0 0
    Friday 9 April 0 0
    Saturday 10 April 0 1
    Sunday 11 April 0 0

    Monday 29 March–Sunday 4 April

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 29 March 0 1
    Tuesday 30 March 0 2
    Wednesday 31 March 0 1
    Thursday 1 April 0 1
    Friday 2 April 0 1
    Saturday 3 April 0 2
    Sunday 4 April 0 0

    Monday 22 March–Sunday 28 March

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 22 March 0 7
    Tuesday 23 March 0 2
    Wednesday 24 March 0 2
    Thursday 25 March 0 0
    Friday 26 March 0 1
    Saturday 27 March 0 2
    Sunday 28 March 0 2

    Monday 15 March–Sunday 21 March

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 15 March 0 1
    Tuesday 16 March 0 0
    Wednesday 17 March 0 0
    Thursday 18 March 0 3
    Friday 19 March 0 1
    Saturday 20 March 0 0
    Sunday 21 March 0 0

    Monday 8 March–Sunday 14 March

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 8 March 0 1
    Tuesday 9 March 0 2
    Wednesday 10 March 0 0
    Thursday 11 March 0 0
    Friday 12 March 0 0
    Saturday 13 March 0 0
    Sunday 14 March 0 0

    Monday 1 March–Sunday 7 March

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 1 March 1 2
    Tuesday 2 March 0 0
    Wednesday 3 March 0 0
    Thursday 4 March 0 0
    Friday 5 March 0 2
    Saturday 6 March 0 1
    Sunday 7 March 0 1

    Monday 22 February–Sunday 28 February

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 22 February 0 3
    Tuesday 23 February 0 1
    Wednesday 24 February 0 1
    Thursday 25 February 0 3
    Friday 26 February 0 0
    Saturday 27 February 0 1
    Sunday 28 February 0 0

    Monday 15 February–Sunday 21 February

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 15 February 0 0
    Tuesday 16 February 0 1
    Wednesday 17 February 1 2
    Thursday 18 February 0 0
    Friday 19 February 0 0
    Saturday 20 February 0 1
    Sunday 21 February 0 1

    Monday 8 February–Sunday 14 February

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 8 February 0 0
    Tuesday 9 February 0 7
    Wednesday 10 February 0 4
    Thursday 11 February 0 2
    Friday 12 February 0 3
    Saturday 13 February 0 1
    Sunday 14 February 0 1

    Monday 1 February–Sunday 7 February

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 1 February 1 2
    Tuesday 2 February 1 5
    Wednesday 3 February 0 4
    Thursday 4 February 2 3
    Friday 5 February 0 1
    Saturday 6 February 0 0
    Sunday 7 February 0 0

    Monday 25 January–Sunday 31 January

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 25 January 1 7
    Tuesday 26 January 0 6
    Wednesday 27 January 0 2
    Thursday 28 January 0 0
    Friday 29 January 0 3
    Saturday 30 January 0 1
    Sunday 31 January 0 1

    Monday 18 January–Sunday 24 January

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 18 January 1 5
    Tuesday 19 January 2 7
    Wednesday 20 January 0 1
    Thursday 21 January 0 3
    Friday 22 January 0 2
    Saturday 23 January 0 1
    Sunday 24 January 0 2

    Monday 11 January–Sunday 17 January

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 11 January 1 10
    Tuesday 12 January 1 4
    Wednesday 13 January 1 1
    Thursday 14 January 1 5
    Friday 15 January 0 13
    Saturday 16 January 0 5
    Sunday 17 January 0 2

    Monday 4 January–Sunday 10 January

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 4 January 0 11
    Tuesday 5 January 0 8
    Wednesday 6 January 0 10
    Thursday 7 January 0 14
    Friday 8 January 0 4
    Saturday 9 January 0 3
    Sunday 10 January 1 3

    Monday 28 December–Sunday 3 January

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 28 December 0 4
    Tuesday 29 December 0 5
    Wednesday 30 December 0 1
    Thursday 31 December 0 4
    Friday 1 January 0 0
    Saturday 2 January 0 5
    Sunday 3 January 0 3

    Monday 21 December–Sunday 27 December 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 21 December 0 4
    Tuesday 22 December 0 2
    Wednesday 23 December 0 3
    Thursday 24 December 0 0
    Friday 25 December 0 0
    Saturday 26 December 0 0
    Sunday 27 December 0 1

    Monday 14 December–Sunday 20 December 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 14 December 0 4
    Tuesday 15 December 0 3
    Wednesday 16 December 0 0
    Thursday 17 December 0 1
    Friday 18 December 0 3
    Saturday 19 December 0 0
    Sunday 20 December 0 0

    Monday 7 December–Sunday 13 December 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 7 December 1 6
    Tuesday 8 December 0 5
    Wednesday 9 December 0 4
    Thursday 10 December 0 4
    Friday 11 December 0 1
    Saturday 12 December 0 3
    Sunday 13 December 0 3

    Monday 30 November–Sunday 6 December 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 30 November 1 1
    Tuesday 1 December 0 3
    Wednesday 2 December 0 1
    Thursday 3 December 0 2
    Friday 4 December 1 1
    Saturday 5 December 0 1
    Sunday 6 December 0 1

    Monday 23 November–Sunday 29 November 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 23 November 0 9
    Tuesday 24 November 0 2
    Wednesday 25 November 0 2
    Thursday 26 November 0 5
    Friday 27 November 1 4
    Saturday 28 November 1 3
    Sunday 29 November 0 2

    Monday 16 November–Sunday 22 November 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 16 November 0 5
    Tuesday 17 November 0 5
    Wednesday 18 November 1 2
    Thursday 19 November 0 3
    Friday 20 November 2 5
    Saturday 21 November 0 1
    Sunday 22 November 1 3

    Monday 9 November–Sunday 15 November 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 9 November 3 8
    Tuesday 10 November 1 5
    Wednesday 11 November 0 7
    Thursday 12 November 0 10
    Friday 13 November 0 4
    Saturday 14 November 0 3
    Sunday 15 November 0 0

    Monday 2 November–Sunday 8 November 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 2 November 0 7
    Tuesday 3 November 1 6
    Wednesday 4 November 1 8
    Thursday 5 November 2 6
    Friday 6 November 1 6
    Saturday 7 November 0 2
    Sunday 8 November 0 6

    Monday 26 October–Sunday 1 November 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 26 October 3 15
    Tuesday 27 October 1 17
    Wednesday 28 October 1 14
    Thursday 29 October 1 8
    Friday 30 October 0 17
    Saturday 31 October 1 5
    Sunday 1 November 0 4

    Monday 19 October–Sunday 25 October 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 19 October 5 23
    Tuesday 20 October 1 13
    Wednesday 21 October 1 18
    Thursday 22 October 1 10
    Friday 23 October 1 11
    Saturday 24 October 0 5
    Sunday 25 October 1 6

    Monday 12 October–Sunday 18 October 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 12 October 0 56
    Tuesday 13 October 0 47
    Wednesday 14 October 2 37
    Thursday 15 October 0 23
    Friday 16 October 0 16
    Saturday 17 October 0 1
    Sunday 18 October 0 9

    Monday 5 October–Sunday 11 October 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 5 October 1 109
    Tuesday 6 October 1 79
    Wednesday 7 October 0 71
    Thursday 8 October 3 60
    Friday 9 October 2 63
    Saturday 10 October 0 26
    Sunday 11 October 0 22

    Monday 28 September–Sunday 4 October 2020

    Day New staff cases New student cases
    Monday 28 September 1* 19*
    Tuesday 29 September 1 32
    Wednesday 30 September 0 63
    Thursday 1 October 0 91
    Friday 2 October 0 98
    Saturday 3 October 2 81
    Sunday 4 October 1 90

    *The statistics for Monday 28 September include data gathered over the weekend.

    We will update the figures with data from the previous day. Figures gathered over the weekend will be provided on Mondays.

    We have around 8,000 staff members, and typically have a student body of around 29,000.


    What happens when someone tests positive?

    When we receive notification of a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19, we follow detailed processes and procedures, including tracking and tracing to reduce onward transmission, communications to relevant staff and students, and cleaning of affected areas where appropriate. Staff and students who are confirmed as having Covid-19 are asked to share details of their close contacts to allow us to inform those that will need to self-isolate in line with government guidelines. In addition to this information, we are using timetabling data and system logs to identify staff and students who may have been in close proximity to a confirmed Covid-19 case and may therefore have to isolate.

    When a member of the University community tests positive, they self-isolate with their household in line with government guidelines.

    How we're keeping our community safe


    How we're supporting students who are self-isolating

    We recognise how difficult it is for students who are starting or returning to University and need to self-isolate because of Covid-19 cases.

    To make sure we are supporting students in the best way possible, we will contact all students who are self-isolating to check on their welfare and offer practical and emotional support. We will also make sure that all students know how to access our mental health and wellbeing services while isolating. Eligible students can apply for financial support through our hardship fund, and students without access to the IT equipment needed for their course can apply to loan a laptop.

    For students staying in University accommodation, we will also:

    • do a daily check-in on students who are symptomatic, have tested positive or who have registered with our Residence Life team for a daily welfare call to find out how they are feeling and what their specific needs may be 
    • offer support in accessing medication, shopping and food deliveries – including access to a guaranteed delivery of an essentials food, toiletries and a laundry product package while self-isolating
    • provide students details for local collect and deliver laundry services. The University will subsidise the cost of this to ensure self-isolating students are not paying any more than they would have to use our communal laundries. We are also providing a free hand wash detergent to all flats on request
    • make sure that all students know what to do if they or their flatmates become symptomatic, or very unwell 
    • offer a range of online residence life activities to support engagement and community building
    • daily peer-to-peer support drop-in sessions for students who are not self-isolating and may need assistance or signposting to support services

    We are in regular contact with Sheffield City Council, Public Health England and other partners to make sure that we are sharing information about the local situation and responding to the latest guidance.

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    How we're supporting staff who are self-isolating

    Managers will maintain appropriate contact with the staff member during this period and plan their return to work at the end of the 10 days if the staff member’s symptoms have ceased and they are able to recommence working.

    Staff who have any concerns, or need any support, should speak to their line manager or email coronavirus@sheffield.ac.uk. We also have a range of mental health and wellbeing support available, including the Health Assured staff advisory line and counselling service.


      What to do if you have symptoms or you're self-isolating (students and staff)

      Process for students

      Complete the online Covid-19 form

      You must complete the form when you begin self-isolating, even if you have no symptoms. For example, if you have been identified as a contact and asked to self-isolate by NHS track and trace or if someone in your household has symptoms and is awaiting test results. If you develop symptoms while self-isolating, please complete the form again.

      Process for staff

      Notify your line manager as soon as possible.

      For further details and guidance for managers, read the managing a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 protocol document.


      Covid-19 testing

      We have worked closely with public health experts to open a Covid-19 rapid testing facility for our students and staff. In addition, self-test kits are available for collection at various sites across campus.

      How our students and staff can book a test and collect kits

      Our testing centre is for University of Sheffield staff and students who are not showing any Covid-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, self-isolate, book an NHS test and inform the University. Don't book a test if you have received a positive Covid-19 test result in the last 90 days.


      Vaccination centre

      The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Octagon is closed.

      Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre

      A vaccination centre for Sheffield is open near the Northern General Hospital:

      • Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre, Longley Lane, Sheffield S5 7JN
      • Appointments are available 7.40am–6.40pm. There is currently no walk-in service.

      Book your vaccination online

      Booking a Covid-19 vaccination

      You can book a vaccine appointment at any vaccination centre convenient to you. Everyone aged 18 and over living in the UK is eligible for a free Covid-19 vaccination, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.

      If you’re an international student, you need to register for free with a UK GP surgery to access vaccinations. All University of Sheffield students who live in Sheffield can register with our University Health Service.