School Reopenings

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the reopening of our schools around the world as follows:

 


EC schools in Malta are reopening


Malta

EC Malta, EC Malta 30+
reopened 6th July

Students will attend a face-to-face timetable.

As of 1/7/2020, the travel ban has been removed for countries with which Malta has established a Public Health Corridor (PHC). View the current list of countries that can travel to Malta.

Malta safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in Malta

*Temporary measure put in place due to COVID-19, we can only accept students aged under 18 if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

 

EC United Kingdom schools are reopening

 

United Kingdom

Quarantine measures have been lifted for students coming from over 50 countries, see the list of exempt countries here

EC London, EC London 30+, EC Brighton
reopened 27th July

Students will attend a face-to-face timetable.

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

EC Bristol
reopened 24th August

Students will attend a face-to-face timetable.

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

EC Cambridge, EC Manchester
reopened 14th September

Students will attend a face-to-face timetable.

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

EC Oxford
reopening date to be confirmed at a later date

Students will attend a face-to-face timetable.

Currently temporarily closed until further notice. Students are offered full access to our online learning platform, EC Virtual. We are planning to re-open as soon as possible in line with government policy.

UK safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in the UK

 

EC schools in Dublin are reopening

 

Ireland

Quarantine measures have been lifted for students coming from over 15 countries, see the list of exempt countries here

EC Dublin, EC Dublin 30+
reopened 24th August

Students will attend a face-to-face timetable.

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

Ireland safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in Ireland


 

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Canada

EC Vancouver
reopened 10th August

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

 

EC Montreal, EC Toronto
reopened 31st August

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

Canada safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in Canada

*Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may still be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or ecteam@ecenglish.com

 

EC schools in America are reopening

United States of America

EC New York
reopened 31st August

EC San Diego
reopened 14th September

EC Los Angeles
reopening 5th October

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

EC Boston, EC San Francisco, EC Miami, EC Washington D.C.
reopening date to be confirmed at a later date

Currently temporarily closed until further notice. Students are offered full access to our online learning platform, EC Virtual*. We are planning to re-open as soon as possible in line with government policy.

*Temporary measures put in place due to COVID-19 and subject to change. Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may still be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or ecteam@ecenglish.com

USA safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in the USA

 

 

EC schools in Australia are reopening

 

Australia

EC Sydney, EC Brisbane, EC Gold Coast
reopened 22nd June

To ensure the safety of our EC community and ease the transition into the classroom we will be offering a mix of online and classroom lessons:

Brisbane and Gold Coast: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00-14:00: Full face-to-face lessons on campus. Thursday and Friday: Online teacher-led lessons and activities.

Sydney: Monday and Tuesday 8:00-14:00: Full face-to-face lessons on campus. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Online teacher-led lessons and activities.

Evening classes will continue online for students who still wish to study online full time.

EC Melbourne
temporarily closed for at least 4 weeks from Monday 20th July 2020. Reopening date to be confirmed at a later date.


Australia safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in Australia

 

EC Auckland is now open

 

New Zealand

EC Auckland

reopened 28th August


New Zealand safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in New Zealand

 

EC Cape Town is reopening

 

South Africa

EC Cape Town
reopening 26th October

More detailed information and safety measures will be shared with you as soon as possible.

South Africa safety information  |  Contact us about learning English in South Africa

 

The opening dates above are projected dates and are subject to change based on any changes in local regulation. The safety of our students and staff is our priority, while delivering our strong academic and language progression-centric approach both in the classroom and online.

We are continually monitoring the situation and consulting with the national government guidelines in all our school destinations. We have a protocol in place should any of our students or school team develop symptoms which involves liaison with local health authorities which has been in place for some time and fully communicated to all school stakeholders.

EC takes the safety of its students and staff very seriously. We work hard to ensure classes take place in a safe and secure environment. 

We will continue to update our in-house students with any further developments.
If any students have immediate questions or concerns, they are encouraged to speak to their school's Centre Manager/Director.

 

Covid T&C’s will still apply to (see link here)

  • Students that are currently in house
  • Students booked and due to arrive

 

“Standard” EC T&Cs will apply to new bookings

For these new bookings “Covid T&Cs will apply” in the event any of the below circumstances occur:

  • Cancellation of international flights prior to the arrival date
  • International travel bans if brought into place
  • Declined or delays in receiving VISA
  • Change in local authorities regulations that can affect travel (own country and/or destination)

 

If any of our schools is mandatorily closed during the period of study, the student will be entitled to:

    1. Study in our EC Virtual+ online course
      or
    2. Receive a voucher for a future arrival

 

High Season supplements (tuition and/or accommodation) will not apply at any EC school during 2020

 

14 September 2020 - Updated EC Terms and Conditions | EC statement on Coronavirus Update 4 | EC statement on Coronavirus Update 3 | EC statement on Coronavirus Update 2 | EC statement on Coronavirus Update