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.

Covid 19 Statement

Covid 19 Statement

Updated 10.11.22

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, so we hope the information we provide here will be both useful and reassuring.

This article contains:

  • Guidance on travelling to the UK
  • Guidance on attending ISSOS at Yale
  • Our safety promise
  • 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 apply for all travellers arriving in the UK (both England and Scotland), regardless of age, vaccination status, or country of origin.

All passengers arriving in the UK:

  • Do not require a negative Covid 19 test prior to arrival
  • Do not need to complete a Covid 19 test after arrival in the UK
  • Do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form before arrival in the UK
  • Do 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 UK campuses at St Andrews and Cambridge.

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.

TRAVELLING TO THE USA AND ISSOS AT YALE

ALL students attending ISSOS at Yale will need to be fully vaccinated, regardless of the rules for entering the USA (which currently differ from Yale's own policy). For information on what is defined as fully vaccinated by Yale University, please contact us and we will share their Covid 19 policy document with you.

As always, please check the USA 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 USA after the summer programme. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any testing measures that will be needed.

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, and we now have more of a responsibility than ever to keep our ISSOS family safe.

With nearly 17 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 ran safely in 2022 and our range of Covid safety measures were successfully implemented when needed.

Regulations in the UK and USA are now returning to a degree of normality, but even if things change and more measures are needed again, you can be confident that we will do everything that we can to continue to ensure the safety of everyone within the ISSOS family. 

 

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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