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Important news and COVID updates from CES

We hope that this mail finds you, your work colleagues, your family and friends well and safe. As you can appreciate this has been a difficult time and it is important that we all work together to ensure our students, staff, overseas agents and hosts are all getting the best advice and guidance.

Latest news from the UK

All of our UK schools are fully operational and accepting bookings.

If you are concerned that restrictions might change, please see our "Booking with Confidence" page for special offers and guarantees for all courses booked at CES schools 

If you have any questions you can contact us at - info@ces-schools.com 


Planning your trip to the UK
Students planning to arrive in the UK will need to follow UK Government rules for all arriving travellers. These are slightly different for England and Scotland, so do check with your school before travelling. You need to:

  • Complete the Passenger Locator Form and make sure you have a print out of this or a complete form on your phone.You will be asked to show this on arrival and it gives travel details and your address here in the UK. It will ask you to book two more Covid tests after your arrival in the UK
  • Find a provider of Covid tests in your own country. You will need to take a test at least 72 hours before you arrive in the UK and have proof of a negative result at the airport
  • Quarantine (self-isolate) for 10 days after you arrive either at a hotel, your host family address OR at your own accommodation.
  • Students either from or who fly via “red zone” countries cannot enter the UK..
  • We have special offers for students who need to quarantine and who are staying for 7 weeks or more.
  • We have produced a special Quarantine Guide to give you more information about quarantining in the UK.

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Latest news from Canada

We anticipate that CES Toronto will start to re-open from July 26th 2021.

Students must apply for a Study Permit (CES Toronto is an approved Designated Learning Institution, DLI# 019517085782).  Currently the Canadian government requires that students stay in a government designated hotel for 3 days and then move to the Quarantine residence for 11 days.  Quarantine Packages have been developed and CES Toronto staff can assist you with all the arrangements. 

Please contact toronto@ces-schools.com for more details.

If you are looking for more information about quarantine arrangements in Canada, you can download the current situation in Canada guide.

Latest news from Ireland

CES Dublin's re-opened on July 19th 2021.

We are only open for in-country students at the moment. We are hopeful that by 26th August we will be open for new students so watch this space!!

Late on Monday evening 12/7/21 we recieved a letter from the relevant govenment department to state that we can re-open under specific regulations. All current, in-country CES students will be contacted by the academic team later this week with their class / teacher details and where to go on Monday 19th July!!

Please note that ILEP students coming for a Study and Work programme must postpone their travel until we are given the green light from the department - teh same will apply to any student that requires a visa to travel to Ireland:

As previously indicated, prospective students seeking to enter the State must wait until in-person tuition has been resumed. 
Students with existing bookings should postpone their travel plans until in-class tuition has resumed.

Failure to do so may result in students being refused permission to land in Ireland and refused registration

Please see the most recent update from the Irish government on the path to recovery HERE

In addition to the new requirements, we have also taken the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa/pre-clearance applications except for certain categories of persons and exceptional circumstances. This is effective from close of business 29th of January 2021.

Details are available at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visas-updates

It is strongly advised that everyone, regardless of their nationality or visa/preclearance status, who cannot provide proof of an essential purpose to travel to or within Ireland in line with the list of exemptions should not travel to Ireland.”

We have been asked to bring this notice to the attention of international students and recruiters.  All relevant notices are published on the website at http://www.inis.gov.ie/

Be assured that CES is doing everything we can to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us info@ces-schools.com

Stay safe and follow the guidelines so we can all return to brighter days.

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