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Covid cases expected to rise as universities welcome thousands of students back

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Sign up to the MySalford newsletter to keep up with what's happening in and around the city Covid cases are expected to rise in the city-region as thousands of students return to universities across Greater Manchester over the next few weeks.

Public health bosses are bracing for a rise in the coronavirus infection rate as new students are welcomed to universities in Salford, Bolton and Manchester.

Students and staff will be asked to wear face coverings in certain settings and social distancing measures will remain in place to prevent the spread of Covid. READ MORE: Why Salford has one of the lowest vaccination rates around – and how the council is combating it Vaccination clinics will also be set up for Freshers' Week when students

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