UK coronavirus live: new restrictions for Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli; London placed on Covid-19 watchlist
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Nicola Sturgeon addressed students directly at her daily briefing, as she confirmed 558 new coronavirus cases overnight, telling them:
I know you might feel like you are somehow being blamed, you don’t deserve to be facing this – no one does – and it’s not your fault.
It is absolutely clear that house parties are not permitted under any circumstances.
Universities are acutely aware of mental health concerns in their student communities and have taken steps, ahead of the start of term, to be able to offer extra support for students that require help …The extra measures announced on Thursday were a rapid response to concerns about increasing transmission in specific contexts as relevant to students
The evidence shows the vast majority of students – indeed the vast majority of young people in Scotland – are complying with Covid19 measures such as FACTS and want to play their part in stopping this virus.
It would be great to see even more solutions on campus and in halls of residence which are coproduced with students – setting out clearly what support systems universities have in place and what students can do to make those work.
Cardiff and Swansea will be subject to local lockdowns from Sunday evening, the Welsh government has announced.
From 6pm on Sunday residents will not be able to travel in or out without reasonable excuse. Nor will they be able to meet indoors with anyone they do not live with.