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Updated 15 October 2021 It’s now getting easier to travel to the UK. We have made this guide to help you prepare. We’ll also keep it updated it with any changes to Covid-19 travel requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us – we’ll be very happy to help you. The 
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We’re delighted to report some great travel news! A number of changes were introduced on 11 October that now make it much easier for you to travel to the UK. There are now only 7 countries on the red list Students from all other countries can arrive without needing to quarantine if they are under 
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  As long as quarantine remains a requirement for UK arrivals, Lewis School will continue to offer quarantine in selected homestays in Southampton. Quarantining with Lewis School All of our quarantine host families have passed our risk assessment and have adequate facilities. Quarantine host families are supervised by our Accommodation Manager and are willing to 
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The UK government has launched a new ‘Test to Release’ scheme that will enable people arriving in England to reduce their quarantine period if they test negative for Covid-19 five days after arrival. The person travelling will have to pay for a private test, which can cost between £65 and £120. It normally takes 24-48 
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England is going into lockdown from 5 November to 2 December. Schools, including the Lewis School of English, will stay open, so you can attend your classes. However, there are new rules about when you can and can’t leave your home. When can I leave the house? You must not leave your home except in 
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Good news: the UK government has confirmed that European ID cards will be valid till October 2021. European young learners will be able to use ID cards so next summer will be passport-free! The extension until October 2021 gives travellers further opportunities  to apply for passports. Also agents in the ELT (English Language Teaching) sector 
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What is culture shock? Living in a foreign country is exciting, adventurous and fulfilling. However, as with all daring endeavours, it can also have its downsides. When moving from your home country to a new and unfamiliar one, you may experience some uncomfortable emotions. This disorientating feeling is a consequence of leaving behind your family, 
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Following the recent developments with Brexit, English UK have updated their advice to agents and students about what to expect after Britain leaves the EU. We have summarised some of the key points below. You will be reassured to know that very little will change before 2021. From Brexit Day* to 31 December 2020 There 
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EnglishUK have been working hard to clarify any Brexit implications for us all – deal and no- deal scenarios. They have produced a reassuring update entitled:  Travelling to the UK after 29th March 2019 At this stage we don’t foresee any difficulties for this summer.  The upside for you could be a crash in the 
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Mobile Phones All students coming to the UK will require a mobile phone. Rather than using their foreign SIM, it can be cheaper to buy a pre-paid UK SIM card. Phone packages can be: Pay Monthly. You sign a contract for a minimum period, usually 12 or 18 months. You choose a suitable tariff (price 
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