UK university reopenings risk Covid 'public health crisis', teaching union warns

As students prepare to return, lack of government preparedness means that nation is ‘sleepwalking into a Covid disaster’

Plans to reopen universities have been thrown into serious doubt as the UK’s largest academic union warns today that it is “too dangerous” for face-to-face teaching to resume, and calls on the government and vice-chancellors to prevent students returning to campuses this autumn.

Around one million students are expected to move around the UK as they head back to universities over the next month, which union leaders and public health experts fear could lead to a dramatic increase in outbreaks of Covid-19.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK university reopenings risk Covid 'public health crisis', teaching union warns ———

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