Students in Scotland banned from going to pubs

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Universities Scotland, the representative body of Scotland’s higher education institutions, has banned  all students from going pubs, restaurants or any other hospitality venues this weekend after hundreds of university students across the country tested positive with many more self-isolating.

Universities Scotland said the new guidance that had been agreed with the Scottish government was a “necessary step at this crucial moment of managing the virus in the student population, to protect students and the wider community”.

Those who breach the rule will be met with a “strict yellow card/red card approach” and universities have now pledged to make it “absolutely clear” to students that there must be no parties and they will not be allowed to socialise with anyone outside of their accommodation or visit relatives.

The stricter rules were announced after opposition leaders accused First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of a “basic failure” to anticipate the problem and provide more testing on university campuses.




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