Halt in-person university teaching until test and trace fixed, union urges

Exclusive: UCU general secretary Jo Grady speaks out after rapid rise in Covid cases on campuses

Face-to-face teaching at universities should be halted until the government fixes test-and-trace failures and curbs the spread of Covid-19, the union representing academics and staff has said.

The warning from Jo Grady, general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), comes as institutions increasingly take matters into their own hands by switching to majority online-only teaching.

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