Scientists carried out a piece of work to analyse the spread of COVID-19 on university campuses during the autumn term 2020, to determine whether there was evidence that outbreaks in university settings led to outbreaks in the community. They also carried out prospective modelling on the effect of staggered returns of students to universities and the impact of asymptomatic testing both on return and during term time.
This preprint was posted online last Monday as part of the SAGE document publication, and is also available as a preprint here: https://www.newton.ac.uk/files/preprints/ni20004.pdf
Please note this data is a preprint, so it is early work that has not yet been through peer-review and is not published in a journal.
Journalists dialled in to this press briefing to hear the scientists who carried out the work talk about their data.
Dr Mike Tildesley, Associate Professor, University of Warwick
Prof Julia Gog, Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge
Dr Edward Hill, Research Fellow in Mathematical Epidemiology, University of Warwick
Dr Jessica Enright, Lecturer in Computing Science, University of Glasgow