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'End of term isolation will ensure students can go home for Christmas'

Gavin Williamson told MPs that in-person classes could be cancelled at the end of term and replaced with online learning to allow for self-isolation.

Universities advised to reduce face-to-face lessons in event of local outbreaks

The updated guidance – published in the early hours of Thursday – comes as thousands of students prepare to return to campus for the start of term.

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Reopening of universities 'could spark Covid second wave', union warns

An education union is worried students could spread coronavirus if they return to classrooms.