COVID-19 updates: 17 March

The University of Liverpool is continuing to closely monitor developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of our students, based on the Liverpool campus, tested positive for the illness on 15 March. We are in contact with the student, who is doing well, and we are offering our full support.

We can confirm that the student has not been on campus for at least 10 days.

They were in touch with a few university friends over the weekend, however, and we have contacted those friends to offer advice and support.

Following the government’s decision to move from the containment to the delay phase, please note that Public Health England is no longer tracing contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19.

It remains essential, however, that we all follow the advice provided by Public Health England. This advice is currently being updated following the government’s COBRA meeting and we’d ask you to check the Public Health England guidance over the next few days when this has been updated. We will also update you on these changes as they become available.

We’d like to thank all students for their understanding as we move to online teaching in place of face-to-face classes. Other university services such as the library and leisure facilities currently remain open.

The University’s student accommodation also continues to operate as normal. Student services including Counselling, the Mental Health Advisory Service and Student Welfare Advice and Guidance will continue to be available on campus with enhanced support through phone and email.

If you have a query, please visit our FAQs which are being regularly updated. If you cannot find the answer in those FAQs, please email