Speaking to Sophy Ridge, Oliver Dowden said “if we all get together” it is possible for students to go home.
University students will be able to return to their families for Christmas if the community adheres to the new COVID-19 limits and helps control the virus, a cultural secretary.
He accused Labor of playing party politics following a letter sent by the shadow education secretary calling for action on the impact of the AIDS epidemic on students returning to universities this month.
“We have announced a number of measures. We are constantly monitoring the situation, taking the necessary steps to control the virus.
Political reporter Rob Powell said “it’s not at all ironic that most readers will want to hear it”.
Staff Kate Green has written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson asking for “immediate clarification and confirmation” on the matter.
The team wants to see the provision of tests done to ensure that students can be home during the holidays.
Across the UK, at least 32 universities have confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 510 cases have been identified among students and staff since the opening of the campuses, according to data collected by as of 25 September.
Shadow Cultural Secretary Jo Stevens told Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We must put safety and public health first, but we have said, Labor said, we think students should be allowed to come home for Christmas and enable them to do what you need to do active testing, monitoring and segregation. . “
Labor is not the only one who has demanded action.
Conservative MP Robert Halfon, chairman of the education select committee, also urged ministers to reassure parents.
Mr Halfon also asked whether universities should consider reimbursing tuition fees at certain institutions, if students could not get the face-to-face tuition they would expect.