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New university guidelines for students returning after holidays

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Many students have decided to leave Stirling and spend the Christmas break with their families. As travelling aids the spread of coronavirus, the university advises caution and offers free testing for all returning students who do not display COVID-19 symptoms or have had a positive result in the 90 days prior to the test.

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To reduce the number of cases the University of Stirling is requesting students to book tests, preferably synchronising with their flatmates. International students coming from countries within the UK’s travel corridor exempt list, available on the government website, should book two appointments. However, international students coming from countries outside of the travel corridor list should quarantine for ten days instead of conducting asymptomatic testing.

The university additionally asks to limit social interactions for two weeks before the return and ten days after arrival on campus. All students living in university accommodation coming back for the spring semester should book an arrival slot, with the exception of international students who have already scheduled their journey.

The testing centre will be open between Friday, January 8 and Monday, February 1 and on Friday, February 5 and Monday, February 8 2021 from 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. in the Pathfoot Building.

Featured image credit: Edward Jenner, Pexels Photos

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