University students ‘face Christmas on campus’ to stop spread of coronavirus

Daily Mirror reports …

The government will be forced to tell university students to remain on campus during the Christmas break, an expert has said. Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Unit and former government special adviser to the universities minister made the claim amid concerns of outbreaks if students go back home at the end of term.

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  1. Booth C

    Why not put the “circuit breaker” in two weeks before Christmas then everyone can enjoy being with relatives over Christmas. So schools and Unis would have last week of so “on line”. S amll price to pay in order to be able to meet up with family?

  2. Mrs Judith Wilson

    Unfortunately, students and young people in general have already demonstrated that they cannot be relied upon to adhere strictly to any social distancing requests (first opportunity to protest about something or go to a party and they’ll be off!) and so the threat of passing on the virus to the elderly/vulnerable will always be there if they’re allowed to go home.

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