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In-Person Teaching to Resume at Aberystwyth

Posted by Richard Ward

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Aberystwyth University is to resume in-person teaching after it was halted due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

The university told students of its decision on Sunday evening after 12 students have tested positive for Covid-19.

According to vice-chancellor Elizabeth Treasure, the institution had been sanctioned by the authorities, although originally it said its decision was based on uncertainty about the spread of the virus

Public Health Wales, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Ceredigion County Council have subsequently given permission to resume in-person teaching.

Commenting on the announcement, professor Treasure said: "We will continue to ensure that the safety of our students, staff and the wider community is our priority, and we're very grateful for the way local, regional and national partners have worked swiftly with us to recognise that the best thing for our students to be doing right now is taking a full part in their learning activities."

She added: "We recognise this is a difficult and unprecedented time for students, and we have a range of support services available to help them."

"We need restraint and restrictions on social activity in particular - every student must remain with their own student household and not mix with other households in a social setting."