Information on Covid-19 and our Summer Language Holidays 2021
After successfully running our Summer Camp in Hohensolms (Germany) during summer 2020 despite the pandemic and with all the necessary safety measures in place we are now confidently preparing for the 2021 summer season in all our centres in the UK, France and Germany.
We will follow the guidance of the local Health Authorities in each country and county and implement this guidance in all our summer centres, at the moment the guidance for each authority is still developing and changing so we will be finalising our full Covid secure measures in the next two months. However, we would like to give you a general overview of the Covid-19 measures likely to be in place in all of our Young Learner Centres in 2021 for your information.
Masks are very likely to be used in our centres wherever social distancing cannot be respected. Masks may be also required in classes and activities but this is not finalised yet. In some areas of your Residence, in communal areas at the school, on public transport and on coaches on excursions masks are very likely to be worn.
Most probably, none of you will be vaccinated by the summer and it is quite likely that a negative covid test result not older than 2 or 3 days will be required to enter France, Germany and the UK whether you’re travelling by flight or train. We will keep you updated as soon as we have definite information on this. Please inform yourselves about a possible negative test for entering back your home country on return. Our staff are happy to assist you in case you would need a test prior to your return journey. Costs for tests on departure and arrival are payable by you, if tests are required in the centres as a regular procedure, these will be free for you.
We may be required to operate in bubbles in the centre which would restrict the amount of contacts with other students and staff. To give you an example, we used bubbles in our covid secure centre in Hohensolms in 2020, meaning that students and staff from the same bubble had to keep social distance from the other bubbles.
It is very likely that there will be no further restrictions regarding your accommodation, and our current accommodation providers will still be operating as usual. In the UK we offer single en-suite rooms in Residences and homestay accommodation. In France and Germany we will probably use the rooms as currently published on our website. In case we have to limit the number of students in a room we will do so and inform you accordingly.
Class sizes might also be restricted if required by the Health Authorities. We will follow the rules accordingly.
It is very likely that social distancing will be required at all times, even the classroom.
What happens in case you receive a positive Covid test while staying in one of our centres?
You will need to go into self-isolation for ten days if this happens, we will provide a room for this purpose, medical treatment if necessary, and the supervision of our staff to make sure you are still well cared for.
We will update you from 1st May 2021 with our centre Covid-19 measures and will update them as often as necessary. Please follow our website and social media regarding any changes and you will receive, if you have enrolled for a summer course, further information with your travel documents prior to departure.
We strongly advise you to get insurance for any additional costs which relate to Covid-19 such as flight rescheduling, additional nights, airport transfer and medical expenses in case of quarantine caused by a positive test result during your journey.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is our main concern and we want you to spend a safe and good time in our centres. We all know from experience things can change rapidly due to the dynamic nature of this disease.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message on our answering machine.
Thank you for your understanding!