A HOTEL near Didcot will be used to quarantine international students.

From February 15, anyone entering the UK are required to quarantine for 10 days and take a COVID-19 test on day two and day eight of quarantining.

As schools are set to open on March 8, students have already begun making plans to recommence their studies in the UK despite quarantine rules.

Pippa’s Guardians, a Malvern based company responsible for many international students in England, have started a quarantine hotel at Milton Hill House for their students which will be based centrally in Oxford.

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This will mean that children arriving in the UK can be supported whilst quarantining and ensure they have help making arrangements for the necessary COVID tests.

After completing the quarantine period, these students will be transferred safely from the quarantine hotel to their boarding schools to resume their studies.

Ceri Thomson, regional manager for Pippa’s Guardians, cares for students at boarding schools in Central England. She said: “Many of our students attend top UK Boarding Schools, such as Bromsgrove School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Radley College and the Dragon School.

“Schools have been proactive in setting up online lessons and at home learning for students to ensure they don’t fall behind in their studies; however students are eager to get back in the classroom.”

Contact Pippa’s Guardians for information on becoming a host family. www.pippasguardians.co.uk or email hostfamilies@pippasguardians.co.uk

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