Students’ Return to Universities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:43 pm on 29th September 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean 12:43 pm, 29th September 2020

One of the things that has worried a lot of university students is the idea that, if they either test positive or are a contact of someone who tests positive, they might have to self-isolate, even over Christmas, in their university accommodation, and I am glad the Secretary of State confirmed that we will treat university students like everyone else. The regulations yesterday confirm that people can self-isolate not just at their own home, but at the home of a friend or family member, so someone could return to a family home if that was appropriate. To reassure university students, can he confirm that they will be able to do that and will not be trapped in their university accommodation for the period of self-isolation?