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what’s happening in Wales
From August 7, Wales moved to alert level 0, meaning a number of restrictions have been lifted.
- remove legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events
- all businesses and premises can open, including nightclubs
- people should still work from home wherever possible
- face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises. This will be kept under review.
- fully vaccinated adults, under 18s and vaccine trial participants will not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus.
Changes to restrictions also mean that people who have been fully vaccinated in the USA or Europe do not have to quarantine upon arrival in Wales.
Students travelling from outside the USA or Europe should refer to the rules for foreign travel to and from Wales here: https://gov.wales/rules-foreign-travel-and-wales-coronavirus-covid-19-html
For the latest guidance, please visit: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
Medical English at CELT
We are currently working with two UK NHS Trusts to deliver OET (Occupational English Test) training for groups of overseas healthcare assistants who hope to become nurses in the UK and are delighted at the success we are having. The lead clinical trainer at one of our partner hospitals, the world-famous Papworth, wrote
“Working with CELT has allowed us to offer quality English language tuition to these staff, tailored to their individual needs. CELT has guided us…offering support and flexibility with a variety of modes of teaching and support”
Following up on its PRELIM success, CELT is now working on another fully online project to train a group of vocational teachers from the Emirates, this time to help with the delivery of vocational subjects like business and engineering in English.
“CELT has been offering teacher training for a number of years but we are now recognised as a major provider, with our trainers also running webinars for Macmillan, Hueber in Germany and Gallery Teachers” commented Grace, the school’s co-owner and director.
Innovations at CELT
Speaking about OET and Teacher Training, Neil Harris, CELT’s Marketing Director, said
“Right now, agents and schools are looking for ways to fight back after the pandemic and it makes sense to develop new products and open up new markets. Here at CELT we believe that innovation is key, and that innovation must come with a quality label. We are one of a handful of OET providers which have the highest level of recognition from OET itself as a Premium Provider for training doctors and nurses. We are thrilled to be working with international partners for our teacher training courses and the PRELIM course was recognition of our ability to compete at the highest levels with the biggest teacher training providers in the world”.
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales Has Been Added To The UNESCO World Heritage List
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales illustrates the transformation that industrial slate quarrying and mining brought about in the traditional rural environment of the mountains and valleys of the Snowdon massif.
The landscape surrounds Snowdonia National Park, which was recently ranked the best of the UK’s 15 national parks thanks to its incredible array of wildlife, beautiful scenery and impressive amount of hiking trails and footpaths.
Two Welsh Castles Named Among The UK’s Best World Heritage Sites
Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle have been named 2 of the top 10 best UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Record Temperatures in Wales
All four nations in the UK recorded the highest temperature of the year in July, with parts of Wales reaching 30.9°C. Luckily, such weather allowed everyone to enjoy the natural beauty across Wales.
Thanks to it’s magical castles, rugged mountains, sandy beaches and tranquil lakes, Wales attracts over 1 million international tourists every year. The country is so popular with tourists, that expert travel publication, Rough Guides, named Wales the 10th most beautiful country in the world!