COVID-19 Concerns To Keep Students In Their Dorm Rooms
In the USA, college students are not having the typical experience due to COVID-19 restrictions. They are handcuffed when it comes to nightlife, house parties and college football tailgating and games.
They are, however, allowed more mingling opportunities than their college colleagues across the pond. College students in Scotland have been told not to go to bars or parties, or else face being expelled from school.
Universities Scotland announced it will “make absolutely clear to students that there must be no parties, and no socializing outside their households.”
It added that starting the last weekend in September,”the first of the new tighter Scottish government guidance, we will require students to avoid all socializing outside of their households and outside of their accommodation.
“We will ask them not to go to bars or other hospitality venues.”
This statement came after opposition leaders accused First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of a “basic failure” to anticipate the problem and provide more testing on university campuses, according to the BBC.
That, of course, it not what college students want to hear, and students are required to download a contact tracing app.
A guidance sent to students in Scotland states, in pretty harsh terms, that, “we will take a strict ‘Yellow Card/Red Card’ approach to breaches of student discipline that put students and others at risk. While we first want to advise students about breaches of discipline, we will not hesitate to escalate this to disciplinary action including potential discontinuation of study.”
So at least for this year, no university in Scotland will make PubClub.com’s list of Top Party Schools.
What are they supposed to do now – study!?