Universities and IoTs make joint Covid-19 appeal to students

The presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology made an unprecedented appeal to their students to fully follow set guidelines on social distancing to protect themselves from infection from the coronavirus.

In an email to their 250,000 students the presidents urged compliance with the HSE’s social distancing advice and to limit gatherings and social interactions. 

The presidents also asked students to use online interaction and not to isolate themselves saying: “it is important for your mental wellbeing to keep in contact with friends and family; just please maintain social distancing by completely foregoing meeting in groups, especially social gatherings or party environments.”