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:  28 September 2021

The following flexible booking Terms and Conditions to support students during the crisis are valid until the  30th  of September 2021: view flexible T&Cs 

All Eurocentres Schools have reopened and resumed face to face teaching

UK, France, Cyprus and South Africa Schools

  • Eurocentres London, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, and Liverpool
  • Eurocentres Paris
  • Eurocentres Cyprus
  • Eurocentres Cape Town

Health and Travel Situation (by Country)

United Kingdom

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


From 4am Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status.  

Arrivals after 4th October 2021: 

Travel from Red List countries: 

Rules apply for: Fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, not vaccinated  

If you have been in a red list country in the last 10 days before arrival in the UK, you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British citizen or have residence rights in the UK.  

Travel from the rest of the world if fully vaccinated: 

Rules apply for: Fully vaccinated with Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines. Formulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines. You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England. 

  • No quarantine required 

If you qualify as fully vaccinated, you will have to: 

  • book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England 
  • complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England 
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England 

You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated with a document (digital or paper-based) from a national or state-level public health body that includes, as a minimum: 

  • forename and surname(s) 
  • date of birth 
  • vaccine brand and manufacturer 
  • date of vaccination for every dose 
  • country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer 

 Travel from the rest of the world if not fully vaccinated: 

Rules apply for: vaccinated with non-recognised vaccines, partially vaccinated, not vaccinated 

Before you travel to England you must: 

  •  Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 3 days before you travel to England 
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests – to be taken after arrival in England 
  • complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England 

After you arrive in England you must: 

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days 
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 
  • You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme. 

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. 

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: 

A list of countries of departure has been drawn up based on health indicators. 

Green List 

Upon boarding, each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight. If you are travelling from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands or Portugal, your test must be taken less than 24 hours before the flight. 

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 must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days. 

Red 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. 

Upon boarding, each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight. 

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 will be tested when you arrive in France. 

You will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces. 

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

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?

  • IELTS and OET exams are available in London and Cambridge book here

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
    • Requiring our staff and students to wear face masks whilst in school
    • Frequently testing in our schools
    • Providing hand-drying facilities
    • Providing clear guidelines for use of toilet facilities (ie. number of people who can use them at once)
  • Non-essential staff are being asked to work from home, and visitors will be kept to a minimum (appointment-only)
  • 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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