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Awaiting a ‘tsunami of Covid’: UK lecturers fear students’ return

Unions are calling for compulsory masks and social distancing as the government demands face-to-face teaching

Dr Stephanie Coen, assistant professor in health geography at Nottingham University, is eager to get back to teaching in person. But she fears that with students not required to wear masks when classes start in a few weeks, squeezing them like “sardines” into her tiny room for seminars will be unsafe.

“Some of our Covid safety material talks about respecting people’s choices. But this isn’t about personal choice, it is about public health. It is about caring for each other.”

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