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Gavin Williamson: Students may have to isolate to be allowed home for Christmas

Telegraph, 29 Sep 2020
The Government will work with universities to make sure all students are supported to return home for Christmas if they choose to do so, Gavin Williamson has said.

The Education Secretary told the Commons: "Students as well as the wider community accept when we are living in a global pandemic we have to operate in a society with restrictions.

"But I do not believe that we should look to inflict stricter measures on students or expect higher standards of behaviour from them than we would from any other sector of society - there must be a parity."

"Students are important members of the communities that they choose to study in. We expect them to follow the same guidance as those same local communities.

"We are going to work with universities to make sure that all students are supported to return home safely and spend Christmas with their loved ones if they choose to do so."

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