Coronavirus updates for Essex on Gateway 97.8

Posted by Aston Avery

Cabinet Office encourages Uni students to take a test before heading home

To coincide with the end of term, all university students are being encouraged to take a rapid Covid-19 Lateral Flow test and report their results online before returning home for the Christmas break; to minimise the spread of the virus from one area to another across the country.

This comes as students start to plan their return home for the holidays – with new research revealing over half (55%) are looking forward to recharging after a hard term, 57% are looking forward to seeing family and friends, and a third (33%) are already planning a night out with old friends when they’re back home.

Now is a crucial time to ensure that students know the steps and behaviours to take in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 to friends and family.

Aston spoke to Dr Emeka Okorocha.

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