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COVID-19 Quarantining with ELC

Quarantining with ELC

UK government restrictions

As of 10 July arrivals from around 60 countries can enter England without the need to self-isolate. The travel corridor list is regularly being updated so please check it. Arrivals from any other countries not on the exemption list are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. More details can be found on the UK government website.


Studying at ELC with quarantine/self-isolation on arrival in the UK

If the quarantine restrictions still apply to you when you are due to start your course, you can still come to the UK and start studying from your first day. You will have to self-isolate but we will make your first 2 weeks as easy as possible.

Before you arrive

  • We will test your level of English before you leave your country with an online test and a speaking test with a teacher or academic manager.
  • Our Accommodation & Welfare staff and Enrolments staff will keep you fully informed of the current situation and provide you with information about your accommodation and journey to Brighton, Chester or Eastbourne.

Arriving in the UK

  • However you arrive in the UK (plane, ferry, train), you should try to avoid using public transport to reach Brighton, Chester or Eastbourne. We can arrange taxi transfers with our trusted transfer providers.

Your accommodation


  • You will be able to self-isolate with your homestay host for the first 2 weeks of your stay.
  • Your host will provide all meals – there may be extra cost for lunches.
  • We are providing training and guidance to our hosts about how to keep you and them safe and healthy.

Residence/Student house

  • You will be able to self-isolate in the residence or student house.
  • Our residential accommodation providers are putting in their own, enhanced, safety and welfare measures in line with our guidance.
  • We will assist you with any shopping required.

At School

  • You will be able to start your lessons immediately, joining us online with Zoom so you can meet your classmates.
  • You will be able to join any online social activities so you can make international friends and further practise your English outside class.
  • You will be able to arrange online meetings or phone calls with the academic staff or accommodation & welfare staff.


Studying at ELC with quarantine/self-isolation during your stay at ELC

If you are required to self-isolate after you have started your course with us, you will normally be able to continue to stay with your homestay and continue lessons with your class online via zoom. If you are staying in a residence,we have arrangments in place to help you.

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