Statement on COVID-19 case in Fort William student residences

A West Highland College UHI student based at the University of the Highlands and Islands' student residences in Fort William has tested positive for COVID-19 today (Monday 28 September)

The student, who is well, is self-isolating along with four others in a shared flat. There are currently 34 students staying in the 40-bed residence. All rooms have their own shower and toilet facilities and residents share kitchen and living areas within those household flats.

Staff from West Highland College UHI’s student support team are providing care and support to the affected students and other students within the residence. This includes help with grocery shopping and providing advice on mental health support services.

We are working with Cityheart, who manage the residence on the university's behalf, to monitor the situation and to ensure Scottish Government guidance is followed.