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Sports and Wellness Hub closed temporarily “as a precaution” after individual tested positive for Covid-19

The Sports and Wellness Hub was temporarily closed on Friday after the University of Warwick’s test and trace service identified an individual who tested positive for Covid-19 and had used the facility. 

The University of Warwick has confirmed to The Boar that the Sports and Wellness Hub closed on Friday (11 September) at 5pm “as a precaution”, after the new test and trace service identified an individual who tested positive for Covid-19 and had used the facility.

The University told The Boar: “Warwick’s own new test and trace service identified an individual who tested positive who had spent time in our Sports and Wellness Hub.

“Purely as a precaution the Hub was then immediately closed at 5pm on Friday for deep cleaning. It was able to reopen as normal on Saturday (12 September) morning.

“It continues to operate in a Covid–safe manner and continues to ensure that everyone who enters the Hub is aware of the measures and standards we have in place to keep everyone safe including hand washing, sanitising and social distancing.

“The University’s own test and trace service has found no further positive cases in relation to this. You will understand that the confidentiality of personal data means that we cannot provide any further detail on that testing.”

Warwick’s own new test and trace service identified an individual who tested positive who had spent time in our Sports and Wellness Hub

– University of Warwick

A Tweet from someone who uses the Sports and Wellness Hub, showed a photo of a customer notice from Warwick Sport. 

The notice stated: “We are closing the Sports and Wellness Hub with immediate effect for deep cleaning and will reopen tomorrow morning as normal. 

“The University has established protocols in the event that any individual tests positive for Covid-19 on our campus.

“Our own Covid-19 test and trace service identified an individual who tested positive for the virus and spent time in our facility. 

“As per our procedures, we will undertake a full deep clean and sanitisation process to be completed overnight. Our closure is purely precautionary and we look forward to reopening safely.” 

The University’s test and trace service has been in effect since Wednesday 9 September.

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