A Devon university "will do all we can" to help students get home for Christmas, it has said.
The government has unveiled plans to allow them to return home to be with their families for Christmas once the current England-wide lockdown ends on 2 December.
The students will be expected to travel in allocated travel time slots from 3 to 9 December, and as many as possible will be offered Covid tests, with rapid results, to ensure they're safe to travel, the government said.
Universities have also been told to move all teaching online from 9 December.
However, any student who tests positive for Covid will be required to self-isolate for 10 days under the current guidelines. But the timing means they would still be able to get back for the Christmas holidays.
They are also being strongly advised to travel during the "travel window".
Quote Message: There are a number of practical challenges to overcome, but we will do all we can, working with students, staff, public health teams and local authorities to ensure safe travel in December so that everyone can enjoy the festive period wherever they choose to be. We will provide full details of our approach by the end of this week." from University of Exeter