We will always post the latest news regarding LLE and the COVID-19 pandemic here first, so keep checking to see our updates.
UK Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that England is expected to continue into Step 4 of the roadmap out of COVID restrictions on the 19th of July. The government has released more details about Step 4, as well as 5 principles for managing COVID-19, as we learn to live with the virus and stay safe:
Most restrictions to control COVID in England will be lifted at Step 4, including:
The UK is marking 30 million people vaccinated fully, celebrating the progress of the vaccine rollout!
Vaccinated people are far less likely to get COVID-19 with symptoms. Vaccinated people are even more unlikely to get serious COVID-19, to be admitted to hospital, or to die from it and there is growing evidence that they are less likely to pass the virus to others.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced at a press conference that England would pause for 4 weeks at Step 3 of the reopening plan. It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on the 19th of July.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland keep to separate schedules, please see full guidance for the UK on the government website.
The government has released new guidance, stating that up to three students can quarantine together. These students can arrive from different amber-list countries on the UK's traffic light entry system, but they must arrive within three days of each other.
All students will need to quarantine for 10 days from the last student's arrival date.
These courses will be 2 weeks minimum, though we would recommend 3 weeks as after 10 days of quarantine, students will be able to go on excursions - fun days out to museums, famous sights, beauty spots and other places of interest around the UK.
Please contact us for booking - we're very happy to be able to offer our summer 2:1 courses again!
The English 'green list' has been revealed, currently, 10 countries that will have no quarantine requirements on entry from the 17th of May:
Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Singapore
The UK government will be reviewing the list every 3 weeks, and we're optimistic that more EU countries will be added to the green list over the coming months.
Arrivals from countries on the amber list will be able to enter the UK with a period of quarantine - We offer a Course with Quarantine in a UK teacher's home so you can make good use of this time, and feel relaxed in your teacher's home.
The UK government has announced that when international travel resumes, a 'traffic light' system will be used, with countries being given green, amber or red status.
The provisional start date of this measure is May 17th, but this has not yet been confirmed.
The new green category will have no isolation requirements on arrival to the UK, although pre-departure and post-arrival COVID tests will still be required.
Arrivals from amber-designated countries will have to quarantine for 10 days, and take two tests. Arrival from countries listed as red will be banned except for UK residents and citizens.
The announcement of the country lists will be on 7 May.
This is great news for our summer students, as we're hoping to be able to go ahead with courses with no quarantine restrictions! Watch this space for more information.
We are taking bookings now!
We look forward to hearing from you.
The UK government has announced an exciting plan to end restrictions in the UK.
The roadmap out of lockdown in the UK consists of 4 stages tied to key dates, or 5 weeks apart.
Living Learning English can accept bookings for home tuition courses from the 12th of April. Please contact us for booking.
The first stage, from the 8th of March, includes 'Schools and colleges are open for all students. Practical Higher Education Courses'
English UK will be releasing clear guidance for our sector later in the week.
We're now going through the new guidance and working hard to keep you informed. We'll update this page with more information as soon as we can.
Passengers travelling into the UK must complete the following before their departure:
When arriving in the UK, all passengers are required by law to quarantine for 10 days and take the two tests included in their travel test package. If either one of these post-arrival tests is positive, they must quarantine for a further 10 days.
Passengers from countries on the UK government's RED LIST are not currently allowed to travel to the UK.
Please see the English UK website advice for more detailed information: www.englishuk.com/coronavirus/travel-visas.
If you are at boarding school, college or university in the UK, you may not be able to go home for the holidays. Book a stay with one of our friendly, professional teachers and their family for the Easter holiday. We have spaces available for courses with English and subject tuition, as well as homestay placements.
We are taking enquiries and bookings for summer 2021. Please contact us here.
Living Learning English has been working exceptionally hard on our safeguarding practices and risk assessments to ensure that every person in our care is fully safeguarded and all potential risks to both teacher and student are minimised. We are confident that the measures that we have put in place are the best they can be and we are proud of the accreditations and quality standards we have achieved.
LLE is a member of Safe Schools UK
LLE has been approved by Visit Britain as 'Good to Go' by meeting the highest standards set by the tourism industry.
LLE has gained the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 'Safe Travels' stamp, meeting the global standards set for safe international travel.
We have excellent teachers all over the UK who can accept students for a 1:1 home tuition course who are fully trained to offer a high-quality, safe and enjoyable experience with quarantine. This means your students will be ready to start at a language school, boarding school or university fully quarantined after 14 days (or 5 days with COVID test) and adapted to living and studying in the UK, or to continue their home tuition course after the quarantine period. In addition to lessons, students will do high-quality home-based activities.
LLE accepts all cancellations or postponements due to COVID-19 and full refunds will be given for all courses in 2021 if the course cannot go ahead. We are booking students for summer 2021 now, and if any reason is they cannot go ahead, then we can refund or postpone.
With every enquiry, we will send you our full, regularly updated COVID-safe policy.
Thank you very much for these amazing two weeks!