Northern Ireland students at English universities can travel home for Christmas in early December, according to guidance from the British government.
A “student travel window” will be opened from Thursday 3rd to Wednesday 9th December.
Until then, they must stay at their term-time address. England is currently under lockdown until Tuesday 2nd December.
English universities are expected to offer online teaching so students can continue study at home if possible.
“From 3 December to 9 December, which will be known as the ‘student travel window’, students will be allowed to travel home?on staggered departure dates set by universities,” the new UK government guidance states.
“The student travel window will mean students can travel having just completed the four-week period of national restrictions, reducing the risk of transmission to family and friends at home.”
The universities minister said the expectation was that students travelling home to England…
— to www.irishnews.com