22 September 2020

Case of Covid-19 confirmed at private student accommodation

Case of Covid-19 confirmed at private student accommodation


NHS Tayside’s Health Protection Team is investigating a single case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and small number of suspected cases linked to private student accommodation, Parker House in Dundee.

Close contacts of the positive case, who is a student of Abertay University, are being contacted and all 500 residents of Parker House have been asked to self-isolate until further contact tracing has been completed.

The University already has enhanced Covid safety measures in place and campus remains open for face-to-face teaching and library study.

Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal of Abertay University said: “Our students in Parker House are being supported to self-isolate safely and we will remain in regular daily contact with them. The University already has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place on campus, in line with national guidance, and the campus will remain open. We have contacted students and staff to remind them of their personal responsibilities in relation to Covid safety and to inform them of today’s changes in Scottish Government guidance.”

Students who feel they need support can contact the Support Enquiry Zone at sez@abertay.ac.uk.

What you should do if you have symptoms:

Anyone who has any of the following symptoms should book a test at nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or call 0800 028 2816 if they are unable to access the online service:


Remember the FACTS guidance:


F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

A – Avoid crowded places

C – Clean your hands frequently, using water and soap whenever possible

T – Two metres – observe physical distancing

S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms

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