Following over 60 breaches of social distancing regulations, University Proctor, Professor Clare Peddie, issued an email to students, urging them to abide by the guidelines laid out in the St Andrews Covid Code.
Following the arrival of students to St Andrews this week before the start of classes, University Proctor, Professor Clare Peddie, issued an email on Wednesday 9 September 2020, urging students to abide by the guidelines laid out in the St Andrews Covid Code.
Professor Peddie’s warning comes after reports of large social gatherings, parties, and breaches of the University Code and Scottish government regulations, reached University faculty. The email specifically referenced instances occurring in the previous forty-eight hours.
It was reported by Professor Peddie that, already, the university is “taking disciplinary action in over 60 cases [of breaches in the Code]”. The email went on to say that the penalties for illicit gatherings and behaviour, “range from fines to expulsion from the university.”
The Proctor’s email implored members of the University community to not only take into consideration the well-being of each other, but also that of the residents of the town of St Andrews. Professor Peddie was firm in her statement that adhering to the University Covid Code’s guidelines “is a requirement,” not a suggestion, going on to say that “Covid kills people. It’s not some distant threat.”