A COLLEGE in Hereford has confirmed a student has tested positive for coronavirus.

Herefordshire and Ludlow College confirmed a student from its Hereford campus, in Folly Lane, tested positive and close contacts are now being traced.

The college, which also has campuses in Holme Lacy and Ludlow, said it has put a range of measures to protect staff and students in place.

In a letter, the college confirmed "the small number of students who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying at home for 14 days".


"We can confirm that a student at the college’s Hereford campus has tested positive for Covid-19," the college said

"We would like to reassure our students, parents and carers that we are working very closely with the West Midlands Health Protection Team to manage the situation.

"Swift action has been taken to identify the student’s close contacts who have all been asked to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. Those affected will continue to be taught during this period through a series of online lessons."


"The college remains open for all other learners. We would like to remind students not to attend college if they have any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19. They should inform their tutor immediately and arrange to be tested as soon as possible.

"The college has introduced a range of measures to help protect students and staff. These include, hand hygiene stations in all rooms, the mandatory use of face coverings in communal areas, socially distanced classrooms and timetables that limit contacts by creating course ‘bubbles’."