A UK university is banning unvaccinated students from living in halls
It’s the first uni in the country to implement this kind of measure
A UK university has made it a “mandatory requirement” for all students living in halls to provide proof they’ve had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Hartpury University, an institution specialising in “agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing,” is the first uni in the UK to implement such a measure, The Telegraph reports.
Proof of having at least one dose of the vaccine will also be necessary if students want to play sports or participate in social activities.
This sets a dangerous precedent that other unis could follow, especially given that many young people are struggling to get the vaccine right now.
The Department of Education insists that it has “no plans” to make proof of vaccination mandatory for students hoping to attend university lectures or stay in halls.
A spokesperson for the department adds: “Universities are autonomous and able to determine their own arrangements to keep students and staff as safe as possible.”
Young people will, however, need to provide proof of two jabs to go to nightclubs and other large venues from September.
A Hartpury University spokesperson said: “The Students’ Union is in full support of our vaccination requirements for students who wish to live on campus.
“Feedback on our stance from parents and students, and from a record number of applicants, has been overwhelmingly positive.”
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