Scottish ministers accused of ‘panicky’ response to Covid outbreaks on campuses

New guidance now allows some students to return home under certain circumstances

Opposition leaders in Scotland have accused ministers of a “shambolic” response after they loosened tough coronavirus controls imposed on students last week.

Scottish ministers issued fresh guidance to universities and students on Sunday evening to clarify and soften emergency rules that had appeared to ban students from going home after a surge in Covid-19 cases on campuses.

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