Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear CIE student/ parents/ guardians/ agents,

We are open and continue to welcome the students at CIE.

As you might be aware, the situation keeps changing and so are the rules. The information below includes the most recent updates that you need to know before travelling to the UK.

This information was updated on 5th May 2022.

Rules for arriving to the UK

All Covid travel requirements for passengers arriving in the UK ended on Friday 18 March.

No-one needs to take a Covid test before travel or after they arrive. No-one needs to quarantine.

The passenger locator form is no longer required.

What to expect in England

From 1 April in England, free Covid tests will no longer be available, so language schools may not ask students to take regular tests after this date.

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

Studying at CIE

CIE strives  to meet high standards of care, and conduct regular risk assessments to help us keep students as safe as possible.

Face coverings in classrooms are not a legal requirement, but some students and staff choose to in some situations. Please respect this personal choice and please speak to us if you have any doubts or concerns.

Safety measures include:

  • Regular cleaning of classrooms and surfaces around the school
  • Regular handwashing and sanitiser use
  • Windows and doors open in classrooms
  • Staying at home if you are feeling unwell

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