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UK's coronavirus alert level reduced

20 June 2020

Chief Executive of Study Group Emma Lancaster welcomed the UK Government announcement as "encouraging news for the UK and international students".

The UK's COVID-19 alert level has been downgraded from 4 to 3, its Chief Medical Officers have said. Under Level 3, the virus is considered to be "in general circulation" and there can now be a "gradual relaxation of restrictions".

The Chief Medical Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland reviewed the evidence and agreed this recommendation. They noted that progress had been made against the virus, but that the public would need to continue to follow health guidelines carefully to ensure progress continues.

Chief Executive of Study Group Emma Lancaster welcomed the announcement and said,

“This is encouraging news for the UK and also for international students who are looking forward to returning to study face-to-face once it is safe and viable to do so. We are working closely with universities and officials to positively plan for this, while in the meantime focusing on supporting students online so they can continue to progress to study at leading UK universities in the future.”

Full details of the announcement can be found on the UK Government website

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