EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell says the time still isn’t right for our universities to be back to normal.

She said: “I spoke with local universities this week to discuss getting students back on campus.

I certainly want that to happen as I have one at home and he needs to be living his best life as an undergraduate.

However, the issue is not Covid-secure lectures but really about the potential impact of students from multiple households, and from across the country, forming new households on their return to halls and digs. 

Routine testing by us all to suppress transmission as cases inevitably rise with recent openings, is really important for their return.”