Covid 19 Statement

We know that Covid-19 has affected the way we all look at making travel arrangements, so we have put together this guidance and advice to help you when booking your summer school place with us in 2022.

Covid 19 Statement

Covid 19 Statement

Updated 15.03.22

We are incredibly excited for the return of our students in 2022. We can’t wait to welcome our alumni, as well as lots of new faces to our campuses to create even more life-changing experiences and international friendships this summer.

In a world where Covid 19 is still a consideration, we fully understand that you might have some questions before booking your place at our summer schools in 2022, so we hope the information we provide here will be both useful and reassuring.

This article contains:

  • Guidance on travelling to the UK
  • Our safety promise
  • Booking Flexibility
  • Useful Resources (including links to relevant official sources for travel guidance)

TRAVELLING TO THE UK

The latest travel announcement by the UK Government makes coming to the UK this summer as easy as it was before the pandemic. The below rules will apply for all travellers arriving in the UK (both England and Scotland), regardless of age, vaccination status, or country of origin.

From March 18th 2022 onwards, all passengers arriving in the UK:

  • Will not require a negative Covid 19 test prior to arrival
  • Will not need to complete a Covid 19 test after arrival in the UK
  • Will not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form before arrival in the UK
  • Will not need to isolate on arrival in the UK

We strongly encourage any students who are eligible to get the vaccine when it is offered to them, but it is not mandatory for attending our summer programme.

As always, please check the UK Government website regularly in the lead-up to summer, as the rules can change. We will update this page regularly, but it is your responsibility to make sure you have all the necessary documentation prior to travelling to our summer programme. Please also check the rules in your home country for the requirements that you will need for returning home from the UK after the summer programme. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any testing measures that will be needed.

We will have a range of Covid safety procedures ready to implement at our campuses, in line with Government guidelines and as needed at the time. If we feel it is necessary as we approach summer, we may implement our own additional testing requirements for arrival at ISSOS.

KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE THIS SUMMER

The heart and soul of ISSOS, and the thing that so many people love about our programmes, is in bringing people together from every corner of the world and welcoming them into one big, international family. 

Safety has always been our number one priority, so while we are incredibly excited to open our doors again in 2022, we do so knowing that we have even more of a responsibility than ever to keep our ISSOS family safe.

With nearly 16 years of operating summer schools behind us, our standard safety procedures are second to none, and we have now adapted these to include a range of Covid-specific procedures that we are ready to implement as needed this summer. 

We constantly monitor the changes around Covid-19 and will be adhering to the latest UK Government guidelines, as well as information provided by the relevant public health bodies, and the British Accreditation Council. 

So much can change, hopefully continuing for the better, between now and summer. But you can be confident that, whatever the reality of the world is at that time, we will do everything that we can to ensure the safety of everyone within the ISSOS family. 

BOOKING FLEXIBILITY

Travel is getting easier every day, and we are fully confident that our programmes in the UK will go ahead as planned. However, we do know that the way we all look at making travel plans has changed because of Covid 19.

For this reason, we are offering flexible booking terms to give you more peace of mind when booking your place at ISSOS this summer. As stated, we are fully confident that our programmes will run as planned this year, but if Covid causes a change in circumstances in your home country, we are offering the following:

  • The ability to transfer your place to summer 2023
  • The ability to switch your place to a family member/friend
  • A refund of tuition fees if you are unable to travel due to Covid 19 restrictions in your home country (Time constraints will apply, please contact our Admissions Director for full details info@issos.com)
  • In the highly unlikely circumstance that we are forced to cancel the summer school due to Covid again, we will refund your tuition fees.

We hope that this helps to put your mind at ease when booking with us, and we also provide a travel insurance policy that covers certain aspects of unexpected costs (full details will be provided when booking). However, in addition to this, we always strongly recommend taking out your own travel insurance policy that will cover you in the event of unforeseen circumstances. For example, if your son or daughter tests positive for Covid 19 and is unable to travel to the UK, our policy will not cover this. Similarly, if borders are open and our programme is running but you simply decide not to attend, our policy will not cover this. Please take out your own insurance to supplement our provided policy.

USEFUL RESOURCES

UK Government Coronavirus information:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

We hope this information is useful, but if you have any questions that you would like to ask us before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can also find out answers to some more frequently asked questions on Covid 19 and a range of other topics at our FAQs page.

 

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