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York University: Students should "stay in their room for a minute" when a fire alarm goes off


The university urges self-isolating students to "stay in your room for a minute" when the FIRE ALARM sounds to avoid infection of healthy people during the evacuation

  • Students should wait a minute before leaving the halls in the event of a fire
  • The guidelines have since changed after York University was blown online
  • Comes after it is revealed that 220 university students have coronavirus

Self-isolating students have been instructed to wait a minute before vacating their halls when the fire alarm goes off.

York University's guidance was criticized by affected students after a notice explaining the fire protection plan was posted online.

It read: “If you are self-isolating and the fire protection system is activated in your home, please follow these procedures to ensure your safety.

& # 39; When the alarm sounds; Stay in your room for a minute and then make your way to the next refuge (this will allow non-isolating people to leave the building). & # 39;

Heslington Hall, part of the University of York's main campus. The guide was slammed by affected students after a notice explaining the fire protection plan was posted online

One student complained that he would rather risk the coronavirus spreading than die in a fire. The instructions are shown

One student complained that he would rather risk the coronavirus spreading than die in a fire. The instructions are shown

One student complained that he would rather risk the coronavirus spreading than die in a fire.

They wrote: "When the fire alarm goes off, everyone is for themselves."

It comes after 220 students at the university tested positive for coronavirus.

The university has since updated its guidelines and now allows all students to exit the building as soon as possible after an alarm goes off.

A spokesman said: "In the event of a fire alarm, all students should evacuate as usual. If possible, they should wear a mask and keep a safe distance from others. & # 39;

Another former student claimed the university had a policy that students could not call emergency services and instead had to contact campus security teams.

The university has since updated its guidelines and now allows all students to exit the building as soon as possible after an alarm goes off. In the picture the King & # 39; s Manor, a university building

The university has since updated its guidelines and now allows all students to exit the building as soon as possible after an alarm goes off. In the picture the King & # 39; s Manor, a university building

Another former student claimed the university had a policy that in an emergency they could not call the fire department themselves, but instead had to call the campus security team

Another former student claimed the university had a policy that in an emergency they couldn't call the fire department themselves, but instead had to call the campus security teams

Will Pannell said, "I'm sure when I was there they had a policy that you couldn't contact the emergency services yourself, but should go through campus security. This seems similarly thought out."

One wrote: "Pathetic that it had to be" checked "to realize that staying in a room for 1 minute during a possible fire was not a good idea."

Another said: “Anyone who has ever implemented must be removed from their position as clearly not competent. I mean why would that ever be a suggestion? & # 39;

James Nicholls said, "It is shocking that you would endanger the lives of students – whoever wrote this should be prosecuted."

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