Williamson sets out plan to allow students in England home for Christmas

As university Covid outbreaks continue, education secretary says some students may have to isolate before travelling

Some students in England would need to self-isolate and their classes be shifted online in order to go home for Christmas, the education secretary has announced.

In a statement to the Commons on students’ return to universities, which has so far resulted in Covid-19 outbreaks at 50 UK campuses, Gavin Williamson said his department would be issuing guidance on allowing students to return home over the Christmas break.

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