By Tony Winterburn • 30 September 2020 • 10:44
More than 200 Coventry University students joined a lockdown rave in halls completely ignoring Covid rules.
IN a statement to the media, Coventry University officials have said they are “deeply concerned” at reports that hundreds of students flouted coronavirus rules to hold a rave at their accommodation. Videos posted online show a large group of people partying in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Arundel House student accommodation.
Video courtesy of Kreative Being- Twitter
The University said the incident showed “blatant breaches of the rule of six” and said it risks the health of students, staff and the community who are at risk from Covid-19. A spokesperson for Coventry University said: “We are aware of an incident in a private accommodation block which was captured in a video that has been shared online.
“We are deeply concerned by the scenes in the video and strongly condemn the blatant breaches of the rule of six and other guidelines as they risk the health of our students, colleagues and the communities in which we are located.”
Hundreds of students were filmed climbing on top of ping pong tables and screaming along to music at the illegal rave held in the halls of residence in Coventry. At least 200 people are thought to have crammed into a common room at Arundel House, close to Coventry University’s main campus, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Police said an agreement had now been reached to shut down some communal areas in the accommodation and beef up security in light of the gathering. An investigation is also underway to reveal the identity of the party organiser or organisers.
A video of the party entitled ‘no sleep in the C.O.V’ -that went soon went viral – shows crowds of people ignoring social distancing guidelines and the rule of six. The footage emerged as thousands of students across the country are having to self-isolate due to coronavirus outbreaks at accommodation blocks.
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