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Free test to release scheme for EU/international students with family abroad.

Submitted by Joanna Myslinska on Wednesday 10th February 2021

Published on Wednesday 17th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 17th August 2021

Current Signatures: 61
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Anxiety ~ christmas ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Enable ~ EU ~ It ~ quarantine ~ Re ~ testing ~ They Live ~ Time ~ UK

Petition Action

Free test to release scheme for EU/international students with family abroad.

Petition Details

Re-introduce test to release scheme to shorten quarantine time for EU/international students to let them see their families abroad. The scheme should be free.

Additional Information

Many of the EU/international students have not had a chance to see their families for Christmas because they live abroad. It is causing a lot of mental health problems, including depression anxiety and social withdrawal. This is cruel and unfair compared to the UK students who can go home. The test and the initial 5 days of quarantine should happen but the tests for students should be free, since not all of them can afford it, and should enable to shorten the quarantine time if negative.


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