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COVID-19

Latest News

We will always post the latest news regarding LLE and the COVID-19 pandemic here first, so keep checking to see our updates.

 

6 July 2021 - England to move to Step 4 of reopening plan on the 19th of July

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:

  1. Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take-up.
  2. Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws.
  3. Retain proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators.
  4. Manage risks at the border and support a global response to reduce the risk of variants emerging globally and entering the UK.
  5. Retain contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID-19.

See the full details of the 5 principles for managing COVID-19 here.

Lifting Restrictions

Most restrictions to control COVID in England will be lifted at Step 4, including:

  • You will not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.
  • There will be no limits on the number of people you can meet.
  • It will no longer be necessary for the Government to instruct people to work from home. Employers can start to plan a return to workplaces.
  • Face coverings will no longer be required by law in any setting.
  • There will no longer be limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and other life events (including receptions and celebrations). There will be no requirement for table service at life events, or restrictions on singing or dancing.
  • There will no longer be restrictions on group sizes for attending communal worship.

Read more about the lifting of UK restrictions here.

 

16 June 2021 - More than 30 million in the UK vaccinated with second dose

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.

 

15 June 2021 - UK delays move to Step 4 of reopening plan

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.

 

9 June 2021 - LLE Summer 2:1 with Quarantine can now go ahead!

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.

This means that our popular summer 2:1 courses can now go ahead, with quarantine.

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!

 

7 May 2021 - England travel 'green list' revealed.

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.

See the full story and requirements on the UK government website here.

 

13 April 2021 - UK confirms 'traffic light' entry system.

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.

 

See more from the StudyTravel article here, and read the UK government's full statement here.

 

4 March 2021 - We are taking bookings!

We are taking bookings now!

Please contact us or email us at info@livingenglish.com with your enquiries.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

22 February 2021 - UK PM announces Road to Recovery

The UK government has announced an exciting plan to end restrictions in the UK.

The Plan

The roadmap out of lockdown in the UK consists of 4 stages tied to key dates, or 5 weeks apart.

What it means for you

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.

 

18 February 2021 - UK inbound travel regulations

Passengers travelling into the UK must complete the following before their departure:

  • Produce evidence of a negative test within 72 hours of departure.
  • Book and pay for a Travel Test Package, which will include tests to be taken after arrival in the UK, on day 2 and 8. The cost of this package is £210.
  • Fill in a Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of departure, including the following details: The passenger's travel test package booking reference number and where they will home quarantine in the UK (your teacher's address).

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.

 

16 February 2021 - Easter holiday academic courses and homestays

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.

See more about our Academic Holiday Courses here, or contact us for more information and tailored booking.

 

10 February 2021 - Summer bookings

We are taking enquiries and bookings for summer 2021. Please contact us here.

 

4 January 2021 - The UK in lockdown

See the story here.

 

 

COVID-safe stays

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 accredited by AEGIS to Gold Standard and has adopted the AEGIS Covid-19 Safe Charter.

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.

Book with confidence

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.

Our COVID-safe policy

With every enquiry, we will send you our full, regularly updated COVID-safe policy.

COVID-19

Thank you very much for these amazing two weeks!

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