Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn have today announced support for a new USI campaign aimed at assisting college students in the new academic year.
Students are being encouraged to keep the public health guidelines and to Keep it Small, Keep it Safe, Keep your Distance. The social media campaign developed by the USI encourages students to follow the public health advice and ensure a safe resumption of the academic year.
Speaking, Minister Harris said:
“Throughout this pandemic, our young people have been leaders and I urge them to stick with us, to hold firm, and help us ensure a safe resumption of the academic year.”The beginning of college should be an exciting time for any student but this year is like no other.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc for us all but it has deprived many young people of major milestones and key first moments in their life.
We are asking students to follow three simple messages – keep your gatherings small, keep yourself and those around you safe and keep your distance.”