OXFORD Brookes University have reported 20 new coronavirus cases.

In the week leading up to November 20, the latest data available, there were 18 students tested positive and two members of staff.

Of these, 14 of them live in Oxford city, two from elsewhere in Oxfordshire and four from out of the county.

Brookes and Oxford University are now offering students free and fast Covid-19 tests so they can travel safely without spreading the virus to their family and friends in other cities.

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The tests will begin on Oxford Brookes campuses this weekend and Oxford colleges by November 30.

As part of the latest lockdown students have been told they cannot travel between term-time accommodation and their permanent homes.

The latest plans for rapid testing come as the government announced a ‘Christmas travel window’ for students on staggered days between December 3 and 9.