The government should consider pausing the return of university students with thousands of students already isolating amid Covid outbreaks, Labour has said.
Shadow education secretary Kate Green said the start of term should be delayed while an “effective, efficient testing system” is put in place.
Students have returned to many UK universities, with most having already started term or due to begin on Monday.
The Department for Education said it was working closely with universities.
Ms Green said Labour was concerned about the mental health impacts of students being isolated away from home and said all students should be given the option of remote learning.
She told BBC Breakfast: “We do think it is important that students have a choice. If they feel…
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