THE University of Reading has warned students to follow the guidelines on coronavirus.

In a post on its Facebook page, the university said that the majority of students are sticking to the rules, but that a small number are not.

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The statement reads: "We're hearing about house parties, gatherings inside and outside halls, and lack of social distancing.

"Both of us – UoR and Reading University Students' Union - RUSU – want to emphasise how important is it that we all work together to keep infection rates low."

It went on to reminds students that parties are not allowed in halls; the Rule of Six is in place inside and outside campus; students can be issued with a fine by UoR or the police if they break the rules and that, in serious cases, they could be expelled from halls and/or UoR.

It comes as shortly after the new university term began, with students up and down the country having to alter the way they live and learn while on campus.

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It was also confirmed yesterday (September 29) that a student at UoR had tested positive for the virus.