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Sunlight at the end of the tunnel? Places we might be able to travel this summer

I’m sure you, like me, have spent a large portion of lockdown fantasising about missed holidays- that slightly too sterile smell of an aeroplane or that immediate wave of heat on your skin when you step off one. The agonising Snapchat memories of festivals in Spain and weekends in Amsterdam leaves my heart aching for […]

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Covid-19: “exaggerated” and “disproportionate” penalties for rule-breakers

Last week, England introduced a new rule that means that people travelling from 33 ‘red list’ countries will have to quarantine for ten days in government-managed hotels at a cost of £1750. As part of the enforcement of this new quarantine law, Matt Hancock announced that “anyone who lies on the passenger locator form and […]

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Dubious days in Dubai: holding influencers accountable

You don’t have to be a social media junkie to know that influencers are facing a healthy dose of backlash after parading photos of their sun-kissed selves on one of Dubai’s most famous beaches. While the rest of the UK are stuck at home (for the most part), a select few influencers – including reality […]

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Boris Johnson tightens Christmas rules as Scotland announces festive travel ban with the rest of the UK

In a press conference this evening, Boris Johnson announced a significant tightening of restrictions in parts of England due to a new fast-spreading strain of Covid-19.  Johnson said that New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group had estimated that the new variant may be up to 70% more transmissable. From Sunday, London and the […]

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International students now facing holiday uncertainty: university tests ‘not fit to fly’

The University of Edinburgh have confirmed further details of plans to test students for Covid-19 before they return home for the winter break. Students will be offered two ‘lateral flow’ tests to be taken between three and five days apart, which will be available starting 30th November. The tests will only be available until 9th […]

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Students free to leave for Christmas as restrictions continue

The university has unveiled its plan for managing the Christmas break, as thousands of students are set to leave the city over the next month. In an email to students, the Deputy Secretary for Student Experience – Gavin Douglas – reiterated the Scottish government’s request that there are “staggered and early departures from campuses.” However, […]