Principal Sally Mapstone has confirmed that a student in St Andrews has tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19.
The student, now in self-isolation in St Andrews, had recently returned from Switzerland and fell ill the day after they returned to the UK, according to Principal Mapstone’s email. After self-isolating and contacting NHS 111 when symptoms first appeared, the student is receiving appropriate medical care and is recovering.
The email from the principal outlines that the student lives alone in private accommodation in the town.
The email adds “We have been planning extensively for this eventuality for several weeks, and our established protocols and advice have been closely followed.
“We understand this development will cause concern amongst our students, staff, and the wider community. It is however entirely expected given the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic.”
The University have been advised by the NHS Fife Health Protection Team that classes at the University should continue to take place today, which is the last day of teaching before the start of Spring Break.
You can contact the Coronavirus Helpdesk in the Advice and Support Centre, North Street, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 01334 464146.
For national advice on coronavirus contact NHS 111 or visit the NHS Inform website.