The Home Office have today (29/07/2020) released their latest update to UK immigration policy in the wake of coronavirus. Under a recent policy introduced due to the pandemic, those in the UK whose leave expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 were able to request an extension if they were not able to return home because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus. These grants were automatic on application and those with expiring leave didn’t have to worry about overstaying if they couldn’t return to their country of origin during the pandemic. The latest update from the Home Office indicates the end to this policy. MORE.