The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Their advice is that if you are in this area and able to leave, you should do so – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china
The FCO also now advises against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao).
As with the recent Hong Kong unrest, UMAL has taken a policy decision to provide discretionary cover under the Curtailment section of the travel cover to consider claims in relation to early return to the UK from China. This will, subject to individual circumstances, provide cover for the reimbursement of additional travel costs associated with students returning to the UK earlier than planned or scheduled. Claims should be submitted to email@example.com