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Number of Covid infections linked to The Bobbin

NHS Grampian aware of a number of cases who have attended The Bobbin on or after September 17


By: Anttoni Numminen



The Bobbin - Photograph: Jake Roslin


Currently, 62 cases of Covid-19 have been identified in connection with the University of Aberdeen, many of which are linked to the Bobbin.

The Bobbin, a popular haunt with students, is located on King Street near the University and Hillhead halls of residence, where Wavell House is currently under lockdown.


“We are aware of a number of cases who have attended at The Bobbin, on King Street, Aberdeen, on or after September 17."

A spokesperson for the incident management team said: “A multi-agency investigation is ongoing into 62 cases of Covid-19 identified within the University of Aberdeen student population. This figure includes those living in various locations, including university halls of residence, private flats and private halls elsewhere.

“The cases are currently not being treated as a single cluster. Investigations are ongoing and efforts are being made to identify any linkages between them.

“We are aware of a number of cases who have attended at The Bobbin, on King Street, Aberdeen, on or after September 17.

“Aberdeen City Council officers have visited the premises and informed the IMT they are satisfied with the measures in place. The bar has provided full customer lists at the request of the IMT for Test & Protect tracing.

“There is currently no evidence of spread to the wider community and, working with the university, various control measures have been implemented in an effort to curb the risk of any further transmission.”

The University of Aberdeen and the Bobbin have been contacted for comment.

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