NUS Scotland has called for support for students who are self-isolating. This follows a concerning rise in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on Scottish campuses.
Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland President, said:
“We are concerned by the reported spike in cases of Covid-19. As we see hundreds of students in self-isolation, it is essential that institutions are supporting them, not only with basic necessities like food and drink but also by making sure that mental health and wellbeing services are offered.
“We continue to appeal to all students to follow public health guidance and keep each other safe. The virus is still out there as recent outbreaks have shown."
In response to calls from UCU Scotland, the National Union of Students for Scotland urged the Scottish Government to issue stronger guidance in relation to remote learning.
Commenting, Mr Crilly said:
“The Scottish Government and our institutions must do all they can to ensure students are able to learn safely. We want to see online learning being recommended as the default position, except lab based and practical courses which must take place in person. The health and safety of students is too important to gamble with and we need the Scottish Government to offer clarity and take action.”
Listen to an audio clip of Matt Crilly's comments here.