UKCISA understands that international students currently studying in the UK may be very worried about the rapidly developing Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
UK healthcare providers are following the protocols recommended by the UK National Health Service (NHS). The approach taken by healthcare providers here may vary from that in other countries and may change as the situation evolves. Please be assured that UK healthcare providers are following the latest guidance and are doing everything in their power to limit the impact of the outbreak. For the vast majority of people affected, the symptoms of Covid-19 are mild and resolve without treatment. See the latest NHS guidance about Covid-19 and what to do if you or anyone close to you develops symptoms.
The Home Office has set up a special Immigration Helpline and email address, for immigration enquiries related only to Covid-19:
Telephone: 0800 678 1767, open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Calls are free of charge.
We have updated our web info with this latest guidance. See Coronavirus (Covid-19): info for international students.
Everyone at UKCISA wishes to offer our full support to all international students in the UK at this very difficult time.