All of the precautions Durham students should be taking in Easter Term

Hot girl summer calling, take two lateral flow tests each week to stop the spread of coronavirus

With the majority of the student population now being back in Durham and a new term upon us, the university has sent out the first of its Easter Term Covid-19 updates.

The latest update includes new opening hours of test sites, what to expect from the 2021 – 2022 academic year, and what actions all students should be taking to end the spread of coronavirus.

Despite coronavirus restrictions slowly being lifted, it is as important as ever to follow precautions and “help maintain a healthy community”. As such, students are advised to take two Lateral Flow Tests each week. Testing is free and easily accessible across four university sites: Maiden Castle, Palace Green, Palatine Centre and the Racecourse – all of which are open seven days a week.

Where students develop any Covid-19 symptoms, the university has stated that students must self-isolate immediately, book a PCR test and inform the university using the dedicated page on Banner Self Service. The university is said to be continuing their offer of support to staff and students who test positive.

The email goes on to detail that students will have “substantial in-person teaching and learning”. Although, it should be noted that this will vary by degree programme and level.

There is still scope for students to continue learning remotely, with the university promising all teaching to also be accessible online and specialist support being available to those who aren’t able to attend Michaelmas Term 2021 in person.