Locked-down students jump from windows of their accommodation
Locked-down students are filmed jumping from the windows of their halls of residence as security guards are called on their oversized ‘gathering’
- Tens of students seen fleeing from Peel Park Quarter accommodation, Salford
- The University of Salford students were having ‘gathering’ when security arrived
- A Statement from university said it will be ‘taking action’ against those involved
- Greater Manchester entered Tier 3 covid-19 restrictions at midnight on Friday
Locked-down students have been filmed jumping from the windows of their halls of residence after security was called on their oversized gathering.
Footage posted to social media shows University of Salford students making a leap from the windows of a first floor student flat in Peel Park Quarter accommodation, Salford.
As the city entered Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions at midnight Friday, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, those wishing to meet with five of their friends can now only do so outside.
Keen to avoid the £10,000 fine each and potential suspension from university – which was the fate of four Nottingham students on Wednesday – tens of students are seen clambering from the windows.
Some are met with the welcoming arms of their friends as they make the lofty jump while others appear to come crashing to the ground painfully.
A voice behind the camera can be heard gasping as another student falls to the floor, exclaiming: ‘Mate, Salford Royal [Hospital] is going to be full in the morning.’
Security guards then catch on, appearing at the bottom of the windows.
Reports on social media claimed the students had ‘barricaded the door’ while they jumped out of the window to evade the building security.
The University of Salford has said it will be taking action against all involved, telling Manchester Evening News: ‘We are aware of a video circulating on social media showing an incident at Peel Park Quarter.
Some are met with the welcoming arms of their friends (left) as they make the lofty jump while others appear to come crashing to the ground painfully (right)
The University of Salford has said it will be taking action against all involved
‘Security were called and dealt with it on the night and action is being taken with regards to those involved.
‘Students have been, and continue to be, reminded about the rules and behaviour that is expected of them.’
TikTok users also at the university criticised the actions of the students featured.
A user by the name of @thatdaftidiot commented on the video: ‘Oh so you’re the reason as to why I got an email from the university threatening [to take away] my one hour a week face to face classes. Nothing major, just my degree.’
Another student, @melissaob8, commented: ‘Literally, actions like this are going to screw over 2nd and 3rd years whose degrees are essentially at risk here because online lessons are not sufficient.’
Security guards then catch on to the mass escape, appearing at the bottom of the windows
In Greater Manchester, the new Tier 3 measures could lead to the closure of more than 1,800 pubs and 140 wine bars where students would usually be out revelling
On Thursday alone Greater Manchester recorded 2,342 new cases of coronavirus, a 55 per cent rise on the previous day, the infection rate in Salford remains very high, at 461.7.
Recent figures suggest Greater Manchester’s outbreak is slowing, but the region is bracing for an influx of Covid-19 hospitalisations and an uptick in deaths in the coming days and weeks because of the huge rise in cases in late September.
This is because it takes about three weeks for patients of the virus to fall severely ill.
However the finding that the epidemic up north is shrinking offers a glimmer of hope that the pressure on hospitals will not be as great as officials feared.
Around 2.8 million people in Greater Manchester will join 3.1 million in Lancashire and the Liverpool City Region in Tier 3 this weekend
In Greater Manchester, the new Tier 3 measures could lead to the closure of more than 1,800 pubs and 140 wine bars where students would usually be out revelling.
Universities have taken drastic measures to suppress Covid-19 as public health officials claim that asymptomatic carriers are likely to pass the virus on to the elderly.
Mass social gatherings on university campuses are banned across all three tiers, with some ministers having told students not to have sex with their peers.
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