Bristol Uni announces that masks will remain mandatory on campus


By Roya Shahidi, Co-Deputy News Editor

Mask wearing will continue to be mandatory inside university buildings, despite the government’s announcement that they will no longer be compulsory in public spaces from 27th January.

The university have announced in an email to all students that face coverings will still be required inside University buildings.

This announcement follows consultations with Bristol University’s Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) and Bristol’s public health team.

They will be mandatory at all times unless you are exempt, eating or drinking, or in a situation where you can ‘maintain a reasonable social distance’.

The university’s announcement follows the latest Covid government advice. From 27th January, although face coverings will no longer be compulsory in public spaces, they will still be recommended in crowded and indoor settings.

The university has said that they will review the mask regulation every fortnight and will keep students informed of any changes.

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The latest government advice on COVID-19 can be found here.