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Students in north-east urged to be vigilant as universities return


By Kyle Ritchie

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North-east MSPs have encouraged students returning to university and college campuses across the region to listen to advice about Covid-19 from Scotland’s most senior clinicians.

An open joint letter has been written by Dr Gregor Smith, interim chief medical officer, Professor Fiona McQueen, chief nursing officer, and Professor Jason Leitch, national clinical director.

In the letter they outline to students the symptoms of coronavirus – new and continuous cough, fever or high temperature and loss of or change in their sense of smell or taste.

Students returning to university or college for their studies have been urged to follow medical advice on coronavirus.
Students returning to university or college for their studies have been urged to follow medical advice on coronavirus.

Any student that has these symptoms is urged to self-isolate and book a test as soon as possible at nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect, or by calling 0800 028 2816.

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin said: “It’s really important that new students and those returning to campuses are vigilant about any symptoms they develop.

“In order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 at universities and colleges we must ensure students are sticking to Scottish Government guidance at all times.

“I know these are different circumstances than many students would have envisaged but the more we do now to follow these measures and to get tested early will benefit us all.”

Banff and Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson said: “This letter clearly sets out the guidance on detecting signs of the coronavirus.

“It is up to us all to stay alert and to look out for symptoms of the virus. We know colds and flu-like symptoms are common at this time of year, so it is important we know what symptoms to look out for.”

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