Covid-19 Update

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Last Updated Tuesday 25th January 2022

From the 11th of February 2022, the government have released new rules. 

If you qualify as fully vaccinated, you:

– will not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England or after you arrive.

– will not need to quarantine when you arrive

If you qualify as unvaccinated, you:

– will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England.

– will need to book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken after you arrive in England. You will need to book this before you travel. 

You will not need to quarantine unless the PCR test result is positive.

You will still need to complete a passenger locator form before you travel to England, whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not.



Wednesday 12th January 2022

The government is continuously updating the Covid-19 restrictions and entry requirements. The restrictions were updated on the 9th of January 2022, and the rules depend on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not. 

If you are fully vaccinated, you must book and pay for a COVID-19 tests to be taken after you arrive in England. You can book either a lateral flow test, or a PCR test. You must also complete a passenger locator form to completed in the 48 hours before you arrive. After you have arrived, you must take the COVID-19 test that you previously booked. You can take the test any time after you arrived and before the end of day 2. The day you arrive is day 0. If the test is positive, you must self isolate immediately. 

If you are not fully vaccinated you must take a COVID-19 test 2 days before you travel to England. You also need to book and pay for day 2 and day 8 PCR tests which you will take after arriving in England. You will need to complete a passenger locator form to be completed 48 hours before you arrive. Once you have arrived, you must quarantine at the place you are staying for 10 full days. You will have to take your PCR tests that you booked before travelling. The you will have to take your first test on or before day 2, and the second test on or after day 8. The day you arrive is 0. If you test positive, you must self isolate for 10 days from the day you took your PCR test. 

Friday 8th October 2021

Yesterday (7 October 2021), the government has confirmed that from 4am Monday 11 October, 47 countries and territories will be removed from its red list, making it easier for more people to travel abroad to a larger number of countries and territories.

Countries that remain on the red list from the 11th October are Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

Also announced yesterday, from 4am Monday 11 October, eligible travellers vaccinated in over 37 new countries and territories including Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey, will be treated the same as returning fully vaccinated UK residents.

 

 

Monday 27th September 2021

The government has recently announced that from the 4th of October, England will welcome fully vaccinated travellers from new countries – including 17 countries and territories such as Japan and Singapore. Fully vaccinated travellers will not
have to quarantine upon arrival of the UK and will be treated like fully vaccinated UK travellers.

To travel to the UK, you will now have to:

– book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test –  to be taken after arrival in England

– complete a passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

– take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England

Every new announcement is a positive step forward and our school is finally returning to normal. We are excited to welcome more students back for face-to-face classes without the stress of quarantine upon arrival.

 

 Tuesday 6th July 2021 

The government announced yesterday (5th July) that, subject to a final go-ahead on 12th July, COVID restrictions will be lifted in the UK from 19th July. With the success of the vaccination programme, we have managed to control the virus and can now return to normal life. This means that social distancing and mask wearing will no longer be obligatory. This is fantastic news! 

 

 

Wednesday 30th June 2021 

The school is now fully open and it is great to hear the sounds of students and teachers in classrooms once again. As the vaccination rollout continues to make great progress in the UK, we are very hopeful that all restrictions will be lifted by 19th July.

Whether joining one of our online exchange programmes for young learners, one of our exam preparation courses for IELTS, Cambridge or OET, or studying  General English with us, we are looking forward to welcoming more students face-to-face and online this summer!

  

 

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Yesterday (22/02/21) the government announced the roadmap for easing lockdown. Boris Johnson was very confident to show his plans to lift all legal limits because of the vaccination programme which is well organised. 

The first step is starting on 8th March when schools can reopen. Outdoor after school sports will also be allowed. Two people will be allowed to sit together outdoors and care home residents will be allowed one visitor. This is the first step- from then on, lifting legal limits little by little, on 21st June we hope to be free from all restrictions.

 So we are delighted to confirm that we will reopen our doors to students on Monday 8th March! We are moving closer and closer to seeing our classrooms filled with teachers and students again J

 

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 

As the UK restrictions will soon be slowly lifted, it is looking possible that we will be able to welcome back our face-to-face classes from the 8th March 2021. However, our online courses are proving to be very successful and we will continue to offer them in parallel with our face-to-face courses. 

The mass vaccination programme is now successfully being rolled out in the UK and soon, we hope to be back to normal. Keep an eye out for exciting new plans on the horizon- we are preparing various online programmes and continue to work during this pandemic to explore new ideas. 

 

 

 

 Monday 25th January 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of another lockdown from the 4th of January, we have moved our classes online. Flying Classrooms remains open for essential work, help and support, and our office staff continue to work following strict COVID safety guidelines.

While 2020 brought many challenges, here at Flying Classrooms in Norwich, UK we have discovered some of the exciting possibilities offered by online platforms as a teaching tool. Our students have continued to learn interactively and internationally, despite travel restrictions. We are proud of our online community, and will continue to offer online courses and face-to-face courses in parallel once the government restrictions allow.

The mass vaccination programme is now being rolled out in the UK and soon, we hope to be back to normal life. Keep an eye out for exciting new plans on the horizon as we are preparing various online programmes. We continue to work during this pandemic to explore new options.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our school.

Best wishes,

Kumi Wiedmann
School Director