COVID-19 Measures and School Status

The safety of our students is our top priority, here is all the information you need to plan your next experience abroad

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Updated:  6 April 2022

The following flexible booking Terms and Conditions to support students during the crisis are valid until the  31th  of March 2022: view flexible T&Cs 

All Eurocentres Schools have reopened and resumed face to face teaching

UK, France, Cyprus, Canada, and South Africa Schools

  • London, Bournemouth, Brighton, and Liverpool
  • Paris
  • Cyprus
  • Toronto
  • Calgary
  • Cape Town

Health and Travel Situation (by Country)

United Kingdom

The UK government regularly update the COVID-19 guidelines on its website. The United Kingdom has removed the passenger locator requirement regardless of vaccination status. You are also not required to take a COVID test prior to arrival or after entering the country.

France

The French government regularly update the COVID-19 guidelines on its website (click here), on which you will find the below information. 

The rules for travel to and from France depend on the country from which or to which you wish to travel, the reason for which you are travelling and your vaccination status. 

Rules for fully vaccinated: 

If you are vaccinated, you can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions. 

You may also be asked to complete the EU-PLF form before boarding. Further information can be found on the French Government’s website and the French Embassy in the UK’s website.

The measures applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and over will need to present a negative test result. 

More information (click here). 

Rules for not vaccinated: 

Unvaccinated travellers are still required to present a negative test result to enter France, but the measures upon arrival (test, isolation) have been lifted when they arrive from a “green” country where there is limited circulation of the virus.

Green List

According to European regulations, vaccinated travellers no longer have to be tested before departure. Proof of full vaccination once again suffices to enter France, regardless of the country of departure, as was the case before the spread of the Omicron variant.

If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test. 

Orange List

You can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing grounds is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior. 

Each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure. If you are arriving from the United Kingdom, the PCR or antigenic test must have been taken less than 24 hours before boarding. 

If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.  

You may be subject to a random test when you arrive in France. 

You only have to self-isolate if you test positive upon arrival. 

Cyprus

The Cyprus government regularly update the COVID-19 guidelines on its website (click here), on which you will find the below information:

  • The list of countries allowed to travel to Cyprus without self-isolation: consult the list
  • Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals in Cyprus including the situation of international students
  • Coronavirus testing help and guidance
  • Commuting in Cyprus
  • Residence permits and visa information
  • And everything students need to know about the virus situation in Cyprus

South Africa

The South African government regularly update the COVID-19 guidelines on its website (click here), on which you will find the below information:

  • The list of countries allowed to travel to South Africa without self-isolation: consult the list
  • Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals in South Africa including the situation of international students
  • Coronavirus testing help and guidance
  • Commuting in South Africa
  • Residence permits and visa information
  • And everything students need to know about the virus situation in South Africa

Canada

The Canadian government regularly update the COVID-19 guidelines on its website (Click here), on which you will find the below information:

Fully Vaccinated:

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism.

As well as being fully vaccinated, you must:

1. Be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
have no COVID symptoms.

2. submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border;

3. Take a test on arrival, if selected wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.

If selected for arrivals testing, you are not required to quarantine while awaiting the result.
If your arrival test is negative, you must:

1. Follow local public health measures
wear a well-fitted mask when in public spaces for the first 14 days after your entry;
maintain a list of all close contacts and locations you visit for your first 14 days in Canada
2. Monitor yourself for signs and symptoms
keep copies of your proof of vaccination and pre-arrival tests for 14 days
If your arrival test is positive, you must isolate for 10 days.

If you do not have your vaccine certificate, you may be denied boarding or entry.

Pre-departure:

· Travellers have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result or a molecular test

· Tests must be taken prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry

· Tests must be taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry

After arrival:

· Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to take a molecular test upon arrival.

· Travellers will be randomly selected to take mandatory tests

· Those travellers who are randomly selected for a mandatory test will not be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.

Additional Information:

· Unvaccinated Canadian travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival, on Day 8, and quarantine if positive.

· Children under 12 years old, travelling with fully vaccinated adults, will continue to be exempt from quarantine.

· Children will no longer need to wait 14 days before attending activities such as school, camp or daycare.


Are we still offering Eurocentres Online English and French?

  • We are offering our exciting new Eurocentres Online products for our students. See our website for details: www.eurocentres.com/online

Are we still offering IELTS/OET exams in the UK?

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Health Measure

As we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, our plan is driven by the reassurance that we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience in each school. The safety measures include:

  • Covid-19 risk assessments
  • Limitation of class sizes with social distancing measures still in place
  • We encourage good hygiene by:
    • Displaying notices reminding everyone to wash hands regularly
    • Provide hand sanitiser
    • Providing hand-drying facilities
    • Providing clear guidelines for use of toilet facilities (ie. number of people who can use them at once)
  • We are encouraging everyone to still keep 2m apart when possible, by:
    • Displaying notices reminding people to keep 2m apart
    • Arranging one-way traffic through the school where possible
  • Where we cannot keep 2m apart, we are managing the contamination risk by:
    • Considering whether an activity needs to continue for the business to operate
    • Keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
    • Using screens or barriers to separate people from each other where possible
  • Timetables
    • Timetables may still be staggered, and schedules are subject change
    • Students will be informed of their timetable before arrival
  • Activities
    • Schools will be running and maintaining a social programme that includes activities in the school, afternoon visits to attractions and day trips to other cities.
    • For your safety, risk assessments will be completed for every social activity to ensure we can guarantee a safe environment.

Do you have any more questions?

If you have any more questions regarding our refund policy or need more guidance with regards to the Coronavirus situation, feel free to get in touch with us and we will try to answer all your queries.

This is an unprecedented event that is constantly evolving and affects everyone around the world. We will be constantly monitoring the situation to provide you with the most up-to-date information as possible. 

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