UP TO 25 staff and students at York St John University have tested positive for coronavirus.

All close contacts have been identified and advised to self-isolate, the university confirmed.

The Press reported last Monday that up to 10 positive cases had been confirmed among staff and students at the university.

A spokesperson for the university said: "As of Friday, October 2, there are currently fewer than 25 staff and students self-isolating following a positive Covid-19 test.

"Our YSJ Covid Coordination Centre is recording all periods of self-isolation and all positive Covid-19 test results in our university community.

"To monitor cases effectively, we ask students who are self-isolating to use the absence and self-isolation form hosted on the website which has been adapted to capture Covid-19 data.

"Staff are asked to report their own information (whether symptomatic, or self-isolating with no symptoms) using the Covid-19 Reporting Form on the intranet."