Connexcel would like to remind all boarding schools that for Chinese pupils hoping to return home for holidays, a negative Covid-19 test result will be required before they are allowed to board any flights to China. The results must be obtained within 5 days of travel to China. Following a negative result, the pupil must upload the report to a Chinese Embassy within 24 hours via a specific app. After it is approved by the Chinese Embassy, the student will obtain a Green QR Health Code on their phone, without which they will not be eligible to travel to China from the UK. For more details please check the following articles from Reuters and Chinese Embassy.
Schools would be wise to bear this issue in mind and ensure that testing is available for Chinese pupils leading up to holiday times.