Coronavirus updates for Essex on Gateway 97.8

Posted by Ros Connors

Listen: students urged not to take Covid-19 back to uni

More than a million students will be travelling across the country to go back to university after spending the Christmas holidays back home and while it is great that we have been able to spend time with friends and family this year, everyone still needs to be cautious as they head back to their studies.

To ensure that students do not bring Covid-19 back to university, they are being reminded to take a free rapid Covid-19 lateral flow test ahead of going back to university, so they can have peace of mind and ensure they are not spreading the virus to friends, fellow studentsand teaching staff.

As well as testing before travelling home, students are encouraged to carry out additional actions to help stop the spread of Covid-19, including:

  • Arranging a free PCR test if you have symptoms
  • Opening windows regularly, to stop covid hanging around.
  • Wear a face covering when on public transport
  • Get your Covid-19 vaccine and booster jab when invited

Ros spoke to Dr Emeka Okorocha.

Ads help us keep this site online