This is advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 visa sponsors in the UK who are sponsoring those affected by a coronavirus (COVID-19).
Issued Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) or a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) and the sponsored employee or student will still be able to apply for a visa.
This can include absences due to illness, their need to isolate or inability to travel due to travel restrictions.
New international students who have not yet applied for a visa but want to start a course by distance learning do not require sponsorship under Tier 4. This is because they do not need to travel to the UK.