UNIVERSITY students heading to Sussex are facing travel restrictions as fears spread over the killer coronavirus.

In an email to students, University of Sussex vice-chancellor Adam Tickell said he was “in touch” with some who were “restricted” from travelling to Sussex from China, where the outbreak began.

“We are concerned at making sure they are OK,” he wrote.

“We do have clear plans in place to support any student who may be worried, which is in line with Government advice.

“ It is especially important that we all show kindness and compassion to our students who are from China, who will be finding this a difficult start to the year.”

Prof Tickell said there was “no cause for concern”

about the deadly virus on campus.

But students based in China are being advised on what to do if they return to Britain during the outbreak.

“As you would expect the university is following all the guidance from Public Health England in terms of what this could mean for our staff and students,” Prof Tickell wrote.

“We currently have no cause for concern on campus and everything is running as normal.

“And the UK continues to be classified as low risk.”

A University of Sussex spokeswoman said: “Public Health England has provided advice for anyone who has returned from Wuhan in the past 14 days.

“People are asked to contact NHS 111 and stay indoors for 14 days after arriving from Wuhan and avoid contact with other people.”

The news comes as about 200 Britons stranded in the locked-down city are expected to fly home today.

It will carry passengers from Wuhan city and those from Hubei province who want to return to the UK.

Officials are looking at taking passengers to a military base once they arrive home, the Department of Health said.

Passengers may be asked to sign a contract before they board the plane saying they agree to being placed in quarantine.

Anyone who does not wish to sign could be asked to stay.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “We are working hard to get British nationals back from Wuhan. Public safety is the top priority.

“Anyone who returns from Wuhan will be safely isolated for 14 days, with all necessary medical attention.”

Yesterday British Airways announced it was suspending all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect.

The Department of Health and Social Care said on Wednesday that 130 people in the UK had been given the all-clear for the virus.