Students at St Andrews University appeared to take heed of the voluntary lockdown plea following the confirmation of three confirmed cases Covi at the University last week. Police reported no incidents of anti-social behaviour or large gatherings of students in the town over the weekend, following a of complaints earlier in the week.
Residents had reported large gatherings of students in parts of the town and beach as thousands of students flocked back to the Fife university for the start of the new semester. The principal Professor Sally Mapstone issued a plea on Friday afternoon urging students to stay in their rooms from that evening and to resist the urge to go to parties, bars or restaurants, and to avoid mixing with groups outside their own households because of the rise of confirmed cases of Covid nationally.
It comes as a survey revealed more than half of people living in university towns and cities said they feared the return of students will lead to coronavirus spikes and restrictions in their areas. Because Local Matters.
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