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Students: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN 116664, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance entitled Student movement and plans for the end of autumn 2020 term, published on 13 November 2020, whether students are required to self-isolate on return to their term-time address after the Christmas 2020 holiday.

Answered on

25 November 2020

Following the end of term break, our top priority for January will be the welfare of students, staff and the communities around higher education (HE) providers. Department for Education officials are working with Department of Health and Social Care regarding January testing plans and will provide further guidance in due course, considering future developments and the relevant scientific advice.

If students are symptomatic or have tested positive, they should follow the standard government guidance, including self-isolating immediately and booking a test through the .GOV.UK website, available here:

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