Jason Leitch: Students cannot go back to mum and dad’s house

Student flats and halls count as a separate household.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 6:09 pm

The new household rules include students living in halls or flats, and prevents them from going home to see their parents.

Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has clarified that the new rules include students, and that student halls and flats count as households.

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Professor Leitch wrote on Twitter: “ Was asked last night whether students in halls and flats can go back to parents’ homes.

“To clarify, they are a separate household.

“There are exceptions, eg caring responsibilities, but the law is clear: they can’t meet indoors with another household – even mum and dad. Sorry.”

The new coronavirus restrictions say that the public must not meet people from any other households in their home, or another person’s home, socially, unless they are part of an extended household.

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The law will come into effect on Friday, September 25 but the people of Scotland are asked to comply with the new rules from Wednesday.

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