Please see news of UPDATED immigration guidance the Home Office published on 24 March, which supersedes this initial guidance published in February 2020
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The Home Office understands that some visa holders may be uncertain whether they will be able to leave the UK before their visa expires, or may not be able to return to the UK as soon as planned due to travel restrictions because of coronavirus. The Home Office know that in many cases this will be outside the visa holder's control, and reassure that these issues should not negatively affect their visa.
Any issues or queries about visa or travel issues for UK visa holders and applicants should be discussed with the Staff Immigration Team (SIT).