In a new report for consultation, Independent SAGE recommends several actions for a safe return to universities.  

These include:

  • regular testing of all students & staff
  • Reduction of in person student social activities recommended including Freshers’ Week
  • Call for Universities to work with students to agree a contract committing everybody to act responsibly on and off campus
  • Masks required for any face-to-face classroom teaching
  • Students to form ‘residential bubbles

Universities are urged to make online teaching the ‘default option’ as higher than usual numbers of students are expected following the A-level grading scandal. 

Read the full report here.