Nicola Sturgeon stated college students mustn’t journey again to their term-time accomodation in the course of the newest coronavurs lockdown.
Earlier this week, Scotland’s first minister introduced new lockdown guidelines lasting till the tip of January, and informed everybody on the mainland to remain at residence apart from important functions, and moved colleges and nurseries on-line till 1 February, quite than the deliberate 18 January date.
On Friday, Ms Sturgeon stated universities and schools is not going to resume in-person instructing till at the very least the tip of subsequent month.
“I can confirm that the staggered return to term-time accommodation and studies for students, which had been planned for since the end of last term, will now be extended,” she stated.
“For the vast majority of university students, learning and teaching will be online only until at least the end of February. And that means if you’re a student you should stay at home rather than travelling back to your campus or term-time accommodation.”
Scotland’s first minister added: “There will be exceptions to that in the very small number of cases where remote study is not possible – for example for a student nurse or a doctor on a practical placement.”
It comes days after college college students in England had been informed their programs would go browsing till at the very least mid-February, whereas just some programs – resembling drugs and dentistry – would proceed with face-to-face instructing.
Ms Sturgeon introduced the net shift for Scottish universities on the day the nation reported its highest every day variety of coronavirus deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
The first minister stated on Friday that 93 virus-related deaths had been recorded up to now 24 hours – greater than the earlier every day excessive of 84.
Additional reporting by Press Association