Home time! Students preparing to travel home for Easter brings worries for many

by Abigail Beresford

Universities up and down the UK are breaking up this week for the Easter holidays, with students set to be travelling home for the break.

With students returning home, there are worries that there will be a rise in coronavirus cases and deaths.

The rule of ‘stay at home’ is set to end on Monday(MAR29), allowing students to travel back home using public transport, bringing worries in increasing coronavirus cases.

“With people being able to interact and mix more, the numbers are just going to go up and up, especially when students are coming back from all different parts of the country,” said Sarah Harrison, 38, a mother of a student from Derbyshire.

Over the Easter period, more restrictions are set to be eased, with more interaction to be allowed.

The ‘Rule of Six’ is set to be reintroduced on March 29, which will allow six people or two households to meet outside, including in private gardens.

Non-essential retail and outdoor pubs are also set to reopen on April 12.

However, social distancing guidelines will still remain in place, and people are still expected to abide by them.

“They’re probably going to want to see friends and family that they’ve missed whilst being at university, but this will end up being part of the problem,” added Ms Harrison.

“With restrictions being eased and students coming back, what if all of that hard work was for nothing?”

Students have been encouraged to book a coronavirus test, before travelling back home to prevent the spread of the virus.

To get more information on booking a coronavirus test, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.

Home time! Students prepare to travel back home for Easter.

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