WORCESTER students will have a a seven day window in which to leave and travel home, it has been revealed.

In a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus, the government has written to universities to outline the measures it recommends so students nationally can return home.

Professor Sarah Greer, deputy vice chancellor of the University of Worcester, said: "The government has set out a “student travel window” between 3rd and 9th December to encourage a phased movement of students around the country and the guidance advises us to achieve this by staggering the ending of in-person, on-campus teaching provision between those dates.

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"Students will be able to choose when they return home for Christmas.

"We will not be instructing you to leave on a specific date.

"Please note however that if you opt to leave closer to Christmas, and become Covid-19 positive in that period, the Government rules are that you should isolate for 10 days."

"Thank you for your patience and understanding and wishing you all the best for the holidays."