Queen’s University launched an on-campus asymptomatic testing pilot programme, which on Monday 23rd November. This initiative comes at a crucial point in term, in that it will provide students who have remained on campus throughout the semester and who show no symptoms of the virus, with the reassurance of a negative test before they return home for Christmas. Abby Wallace Features Editor writes
As the only Queen’s University, Belfast student publication The Gown will endeavour to provide Queen’s University students and partners with the latest developments regarding the rapidly evolving Coronavirus public health pandemic.
On Wednesday, 14th October the Northern Ireland Executive published their latest region-wide Covid-19 restrictions, including the advice that all but absolutely necessary physical teaching at universities and colleges be moved online. Queen’s adopted this advice and physical teaching will be communicated online for the remainder of Semester One, October to December 2020. Peter Donnelly, Editor