Is it illegal, under English law, to stop Chinese students from going home for the ho Watch

EtonWorldDoppler
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Apparently, according to the Daily Mail, some boarding schools, including Hertford Cathedral School, have "banned" Chinese pupils from going home to see their family.

This sounds highly suspect and the legality is questionable, "global health emergency" or not. Worst case, I would have thought an "advisory bulletin" would have been put out.

Is this illegal?
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..........Apparently, according to the Daily Mail.......
Newspaper reports are seldom precise and often simplify or exaggerate. If there's any basis in the story at all it's more likely 'implore' , 'advise', or 'request' rather than ban, with the possible sanction of 'if you do go then don't come back until the situation is resolved'. Worth fact checking if it's relevant to you, otherwise recycle the newspaper and move on.
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(Original post by EtonWorldDoppler)
Apparently, according to the Daily Mail, some boarding schools, including Hertford Cathedral School, have "banned" Chinese pupils from going home to see their family.

This sounds highly suspect and the legality is questionable, "global health emergency" or not. Worst case, I would have thought an "advisory bulletin" would have been put out.

Is this illegal?
Uh, daily mail

They haven’t banned Chinese students from going home, it’s because they actually can’t go home. Pretty much all flights have been cancelled. I know someone who goes to a boarding school and she was saying that the Chinese students couldn’t go home because the school had been told by authorities that there were no flights to China
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It would be a pretty irresponsible school that let students pack and leave knowing full well they won't make it past the airport.

So no, I don't think this is a scandal. As the above posted alluded to, stop reading the Daily Mail and treating it as fact. It's an outrage generator, nothing more.
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