Last Update: Tuesday 25th May 2021

 

COVID-19 School Update 

The UK government has now confirmed the travel restriction system for entering the country over the summer period. It’s known as the traffic light system (with green, amber and red categories). A full explanation of this system can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-traffic-light-list-ahead-of-cautious-return-to-international-travel

For ELT students travelling to the UK this system presents many challenges. From testing to traffic lights, quarantine periods and local restrictions, we want to be sure that we can offer certainty to our students, parents and ETOs before welcoming students to our school.

For this reason, we have decided to close the school for July and August while the traffic light system is in place and specifically while 99% of countries are in amber or red categories. We are keen to avoid the potential inconvenience or extra costs that students and ETOs might face. We want to put our students first and minimise the number of bookings that need to be rearranged or refunded due to the trip being cancelled. This will affect our online and face-to-face lessons.

For now, we hope this will just be July and August – but of course we will be reviewing the situation at each step of the way. If you have students currently studying with us or expecting to join us soon, our Admissions Team will be in contact with you directly.

Liverpool School of English, Owner, Maria McDonnell said:

“We are a school that has always prided itself in putting people before profit, and with the uncertainty of COVID, it is important we are honest with our students and partners. The safeguarding of our students and their welfare is of vital importance and therefore we have taken this difficult decision in closing our school on temporary basis for July and August. We will be open in September and we look forward to welcoming our students back.”