Latest update: Friday 18th February 2022
Wear a mask if you have a cold
If you have Covid-19 symptoms and/or test positive, it is a good idea to self-isolate to reduce spreading the virus to other people
Open windows to keep the Academy ventilated with fresh air
Respect students and staff that choose to wear a mask
Respect the personal space of students and staff that want to keep a distance
Wash your hands regularly and use the sanitisers which are available in every room
You do not need to test when you arrive in the UK.
You do not need to take a pre-departure test.
You do not need to take a post-arrival test.
These rules apply whether you are vaccinated or not.
When you leave the UK you must check the rules of your home country or the country you are travelling to. You must also check your airline rules. Celtic Academy staff can help you to prepare to leave the UK but cannot take responsibility for testing and departure rules. This is your final responsibility.
We recommend you to:
Check the Covid-19 arrival advice for your home country. See the UK foreign travel advice page here and search by country.
Check the advice of your airline.
Check what test you need to enter the country, for example, a negative PCR or LAMP test before departure.
Book a private pre-departure test when you leave the UK. You cannot use the free UK NHS tests for travel.
Check if you need a printed copy of your negative test result on departure or if a digital copy on your email is OK.
Make sure you have time to receive your test result before your travel date.
Heathrow airport has a good pre-departure testing facility. You can book a test here.
We recommend you have plenty of time to take your test, get your result and check-in at Heathrow Airport. e.g. 7 hours before your flight.
It is your responsibility to check the type of test you need for your country of entry.
It is your responsibility to check how long it takes to receive the results e.g. 3 hours (Express PCR), 2 hours (LAMP), 30 minutes (Lateral Flow/Rapid Antigen).
If you take the test at the airport and test positive you must quarantine and reschedule your flight
Here is a general summary but the rules can change. Contact us to discuss your personal situation.
On a case by case basis, hybrid and online teaching may be available. This would be, for example, if an individual/ class or teacher needs to self isolate for Covid-related sickness.
Any student that wishes to postpone their arrival or needs to change their plans, for whatever reason, can still use the Study with Confidence terms for maximum flexibility, valid until December 2022.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to respect government rules to keep everybody well and safe.
Change your start date for your face-to-face classes in Cardiff, tell us your postponed date for when you would like to travel
See our full Study with Confidence terms here. (Currently valid until December 2022)
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your course with us. You can write to us using the website chat, Whatsapp +44 7803 495 194 or email [email protected].
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Homestay is available for over 16’s on adult courses. We have a great network of experienced and reliable hosts, that can help make your study abroad experience happy and comfortable.
We also have our excellent high-quality self-catering residence accommodation. We have the option of Standard or Studio rooms. Great if you want to meet other students in a Standard flat with a shared kitchen, or have your privacy in a Studio room.
Yes. Celtic English Academy offers 0% cancellation fees for any new individual booking that will start their course until 31st December 2022. We want you to be able to plan your future and study with confidence.
Read the full Study with Confidence flexible booking policy and conditions here.
Although there are now no rules in place in Wales, when you visit, you will notice some changes at the Academy to keep everyone safe:
Plastic screens are at reception and at the desks of key support staff
Classes are usually on average 4-8 students in person, instead of the maximum of 10, to give space
Celtic English Academy achieved the Wales and UK-wide industry-standard and consumer mark – ‘We’re Good To Go’ upon reopening.
It is a supporting mark from Visit Britain that means educational tourism businesses can show students, agents and visitors that the Academy is following the Welsh Government and public health guidance and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment. You can read more about it here.
If you are a current student and want to talk to us about daily life in Cardiff please contact us on the website chat. We care about your wellbeing, so you can contact us at any time. The Celtic family is here for you and when you are in Cardiff, you are part of our community.
If you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19 please contact us and Celtic staff will help to tell you what to do next. The 24/7 emergency contact number is: +44 (0)7803 495 154
You can also check out our following guides for students.
See what we did to support students during the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. These extra services are no longer running but can be as required.
We understand that this is a difficult time living through a pandemic. We have put together a guide to help you if you need to self-isolate.
Download Help Guide
We put in place more ways to connect with you in response to the lockdown and school closure measures that took place in the UK from January 2021.
Read more about it.
Click here if you want to read the historic COVID-19 updates published by Celtic English Academy.
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