A statement from Homerton College and the University of Cambridge

The University's Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening programme was instrumental in detecting the outbreak at West House, and enabling Homerton College and the University’s Incident Management Team to act quickly and decisively. 

Last week, there was an administrative error in the database of Homerton students, and we understand that some students who had been told to expect a testing kit, did not receive it. This is unfortunate, and clearly distressing for the students concerned. It is being looked into by the College and the University, but did not affect the decision, or the timing of the decision, to place West House in self-isolation.