Important news and COVID updates from CES
Latest news from the UK
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.
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:
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
The following measures are currently in place for entry into the UK:
- Complete a Passenger Locator Form before you fly 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 a Covid test after your arrival in the UK
- All travellers arriving into the UK must take a lateral flow (antigen) test provided by a private test provider on or before day 2. This new measure applies to fully vaccinated adults and 5-17 year olds.
- All close contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
- Face coverings will be compulsory in England in shops and other settings such as banks and post offices, as well as on public transport unless individuals are exempt.
- The Department for Education updated its guidance on Monday 29 November, strongly advising that face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all educational settings by staff, visitors and pupils/ students in year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.
- All educational and childcare settings should continue to encourage staff and students to test twice weekly using lateral flow device tests.
- Unvaccinated travellers will need to quarantine and take tests on Day 2 and Davy 8 following their arrival.
- Students either from or who fly via “red zone” countries cannot enter the UK..
Updated travel guidance
Links to updated travel guidance. Note Wales is yet to be updated but is expected to follow suit:
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Latest news from Canada
CES Toronto is open.
As of September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers can travel to Canada. The following vaccines are recognized by the government of Canada:
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
- Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
- AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD, ChAdOx1-S, AZD1222)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
Starting 30 November 2021, the following additional vaccines will also be accepted:
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
- Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
- Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
Fully vaccinated travelers (as per above) are able to travel to Canada on the electronic travel authorization (eTA) provided they qualify to do so. Find out if you can travel to Canada via the following link: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start
Students who do not quality for an eTA or wish to come to Canada for longer than 24 weeks must apply for a Study Permit. CES Toronto is an approved Designated Learning Institution, DLI# 019517085782).
Please contact [email protected] for more details.
Latest news from Ireland
We are delighted to announce that CES Dublin is now fully open.
February 17th 2022 - The Irish government have announced that from today the rules for the mandatory wearing of face masks in certin settings will be lifted.
The Irish national new channel RTE has the news HERE
For general travel conditions in to Ireland please see HERE FOR IRISH OFFICIAL TRAVEL ADVICE
For academic questions please contact: [email protected]
Be assured that CES is doing everything we can to assist you.
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Stay safe and follow the guidelines so we can all return to brighter days.