COVID-19: here's how we're handling it

If you are a current student please see our current student FAQ page below.

We will be regularly updating this page with the most recent information about Covid-19 cases at Aston University, as well as information about additional measures in the region.

The most recently reported rolling seven-day aggregated number of reported Covid-19 cases among students and staff at Aston University are shown in the table below. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, taking appropriate action as necessary. The staff and students affected are self-isolating in accordance with public health guidance.

As has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic, the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and the wider community are our top priority and at the heart of all our decision-making. We have a comprehensive range of measures in place on campus to control the spread of infection.

University staff have been working closely with our accommodation partner Unite Students to ensure that any students who are self-isolating do not feel that they are on their own during these very difficult times. Students living in flats on the University campus and across the city are being communicated with frequently with regular phone contact offering welfare support and advice.

We are focused on students knowing about the support we are offering and how to access that support. View our current students page for more information.

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test now

Do not leave home/your accommodation or flat for 10 days after your test

Latest information on number of cases at Aston University

The 7-day rolling average of new positive confirmed cases reported to Aston University for the seven days to Sunday 17 October 2021 is as follows:

Period of data reporting: Monday 11 October - Sunday 17 October 2021:
Total staff populationCirca 1,950Total number of staff who have tested positive in last 7 days7
Total student populationCirca 15,000Total number of students who have tested positive in last 7 days 13
Sub-total of weekly Covid-19 positive cases reporting as being on campus 2 days prior to test/symptoms

face-coveringCovid-19 safety guidance

We have reviewed our guidance now that the Government has removed social distancing restrictions:

  1. Get vaccinated as soon as you can.
  2. We expect all students and staff to get tested twice weekly*.
  3. Face coverings are a personal choice, we recommend that you wear one in indoor crowded spaces.
  4. Wash your hands or sanitise regularly

If you do test positive for Covid-19:

If you care an international student and need to collect your visa, please do not come onto campus until you have completed your full period of quarantine.

Should you need any support or have any questions, contact our in The Hub.

*If you need to collect a lateral flow test you can do so from our on-campus Covid Test Centre or order online at

For further details on quarantine rules from amber and rest list countries see our student FAQ webpage.

Exemption cards

If you are exempt from wearing a face mask we encourage you to download our exemption badge from our current student webpage and ensure that this is clearly visible on your person, or available to show via your phone. Plastic wallets will be available to collect from main reception so that you can attach to your lanyard.

Aston Together

We’re proud of our Aston University community and how we look after each other. We have never needed each other more than we do today. Help us to help each other by being considerate to others and behaving appropriately at all times. By working together we can all help to make Aston a safer place.

Together we ask that you:

If you show Covid-19 symptoms, follow Government guidance to self-isolate, get tested and inform us. Read our stories on supporting the national effort against COVID-19.



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