A DOZEN coronavirus cases involving Bournemouth University students and staff have been recorded in the past week.

Providing a weekly update on the situation at the educational establishment, a statement on the BU website said there had been 12 new cases across its community of 1,723 staff and 16,606 students.

The statement added: "This figure is the number of new cases reported to us, regardless of location, with some members of the BU community working and studying outside the BCP area.

"These cases are distributed throughout the university and there is no significant outbreak in any particular course, hall of residence or other part of the institution."

Arts University Bournemouth reported no new cases in the past week.