Schools Reopening and COVID-19 Measures

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: July 16, 2020

UK and France Schools

London - Reopening on the 1st of September 2020

We are reopening our London Central school on the 1 September 2020 and are now accepting bookings. We have implemented all the necessary health measures to guarantee a safe learning environment for our students and staff.

  • Health measures and travel conditions are detailed below
  • Limited course options in 2020 (please contact us)
  • Postponement for up to 18 months available for any course starting before the 1 September 2020
  • We are offering our exciting new Eurocentres Online products for our students. See our website for details: www.eurocentres.com/online

Brighton, Bournemouth and Cambridge - reopening date to be defined

These schools are going to remain closed until further notice and will reopen as a second step towards the return to normal activities. The following options apply:

  • Postponement for up to 18 months available for any course booked in these schools
  • Possibility to switch to London at the same tuition price for any course starting in 2020
  • Students can already book their 2021 course
  • We are offering our exciting new Eurocentres Online products for our students. See our website for details: www.eurocentres.com/online

Paris - Reopening on the 31st of August 2020

We are reopening our Paris school on the 31 August 2020 and are now accepting bookings. We have implemented all the necessary health measures to guarantee a safe learning environment for our students and staff.

  • Health measures and travel conditions are detailed below
  • Limited course options in 2020 (please contact us)
  • Postponement for up to 18 months available for any course starting before the 31 August 2020
  • We are offering our exciting new Eurocentres Online products for our students. See our website for details: www.eurocentres.com/online

La Rochelle - reopening date to be defined

The school is going to remain closed until further notice and will reopen as a second step towards the return to normal activities. The following options apply:

  • Postponement for up to 18 months available for any course booked in La Rochelle
  • Possibility to switch to Paris at the same tuition price for any course starting in 2020
  • Students can already book their 2021 course
  • 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 our London Central school from July 2020 onwards (book here).
  • IELTS and OET are suspended in other schools until they reopen.

UK and France Schools - Health Measures

As the number of COVID-19 cases decreases in the UK and France, governments are cautiously allowing businesses, schools, social life and international flights to resume activities. Consequently, we decided to cautiously reopen some of our UK and France schools. 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 to 8-10 to comply with social distancing regulations
  • We encourage good hygiene by:
    • Displaying notices reminding everyone to wash hands regularly
    • Provide hand sanitiser
    • Provide face masks for students in the school
    • Frequently cleaning touch surfaces
    • 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 keep 2m apart when possible by:
    • Displaying notices reminding people to keep 2m apart
    • Using floor tape to mark 2m gaps where appropriate
    • 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
    • Using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible

UK and France Health and Travel Situation

United Kingdom

The UK 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 the UK without self-isolation: consult the list
  • All other international travel and immigration information
  • Coronavirus testing help and guidance
  • Commuting in the UK
  • Housing and accommodation guidance
  • And everything students need to know about the virus situation in the UK

France

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

Canada

You will find information regarding health measures, international students and international travel to Canada on the government website (click here) and on the Edu Canada website (click here).

Lunenburg - open

  • The school welcomes students.
  • Please consult the website(s) of the local government for more information regarding the pandemic situation.

Vancouver - open

  • The school welcomes students.
  • Please consult the website(s) of the local government for more information regarding the pandemic situation.

Toronto - reopening date to be defined

  • School is closed until further notice
  • Online lessons are available.
  • Future students offered 5 online lessons per week at a convenient time to them (Zoom)

US

You will find information regarding health measures, international students and international travel to the USA on the government website (here) and on the CDC website (here). For specific information about San Diego, please visit the San Diego County website (here) and the California Department of Public Health (here).

San Diego - open

  • The school welcomes students
  • Please consult the website(s) of the local government for more information regarding the pandemic situation.

South Africa

Cape Town - reopening date to be defined

  • School now closed until further notice.
  • Student weeks remain frozen so students can resume at the end of the restriction or “return vouchers” will be issued with 2-year validity.

Australia

Cairns

  • Last day of operation is 9th April 2020. The school will then permanently close. 
  • Options for students in the school after 9th April:
    • Transfer students to other Cairns institutions
    • Suggest students join our new Eurocentres online programmes
  • Students booked to arrive in future please inform and offer a suitable alternative (e.g. other destination, Eurocentres Online)

Malta

You will find information regarding health measures and international travel to Malta on the website of the Health Ministry of Malta (here).

Pembroke - open

  • The school welcomes students
  • Please consult the website(s) of the local government for more information regarding the pandemic situation.

Ireland

You will find information regarding health measures, international students and international travel to Ireland on the government website (here and here).

Dublin - reopen on the 31st of August 2020

  • Students can already book courses starting from the reopening date.
  • Please consult the website(s) of the local government for more information regarding the pandemic situation.

Galway - reopen on the 10th of August 2020

  • Students can already book courses starting from the reopening date.
  • Please consult the website(s) of the local government for more information regarding the pandemic situation.

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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