THE University of Southampton has confirmed four students have tested positive for Covid-19.

The university said it is in regular contact with Public Health England and Southampton City Council to limit the spread of the virus and protect their students.

Solent University and The University of Winchester said they currently have no confirmed cases within their staff or student body on their campuses.

In a statement, a representative from the University of Southampton said: “We know of four confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst our students.

“Our student support team is in contact with the individuals and their close contacts, who are also isolating, to provide advice and practical help.

“We are fully prepared for cases of Covid-19 to emerge amongst our university community in line with national trends and we are offering Covid-19 tests to all students. This testing will help us to identify positive cases more quickly, including those who are asymptomatic, and take appropriate measures to control infection.

The university said that their campuses are open, with students receiving “a blend of face-to-face and online teaching.”

A spokesperson for Southampton City Council said: “We have been working very closely with the University of Southampton and Solent University and have inputted on their plans to both reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and to manage any outbreaks.

“Both universities have measures in place."