BOURNEMOUTH University has said there will be no changes on campus while they review the government's announcement.

The government announced yesterday that all Covid restrictions will be lifted on Thursday, February 24.

Under the new plan for 'Living with Covid', the legal requirement to self-isolate after testing positive for the virus, will end on Thursday. Free lateral flow tests will also be scrapped from April 1.

Speaking about Bournemouth University’s plans following the announcement, a spokesperson from the university said: "Over the last two years, the university has taken all decisions with the safety and wellbeing of students and staff as our first priority and this principle continues to guide us.

"Therefore, while we review the details of the Government announcement and what these changes will mean for Bournemouth University, there will be no changes to the current Covid-19 measures and rules on our campuses.

"This means that enhanced ventilation and cleaning, sanitation stations and other safety measures remain in place and face coverings remain mandatory in indoor spaces, unless you are exempt.

"We will continue to consult with and update staff and students on our plans for our campuses and how we, as a community, continue to keep each other safe going forward."

The university also made the following announcement on their Twitter page about testing kits: "We're no longer able to hand out home test kits as the government has stated that universities must stop distribution until further notice.

"You will still be able to access home test kits online, or through your local pharmacy."

A spokesperson from Bournemouth University said: "On the matter of testing, the Government has stated that universities must stop distribution of LFD test kits until further notice.

"We continue to direct our students and staff to other ways in which they can access these tests."