Wales Update
(Last updated 11 May 2021)

“From Monday 3 May, two households, plus another person living on their own, are able to meet and have contact indoors.

Gyms, swimming pools and community centres can now also reopen.

The changes mean Wales has moved to alert level three which comes after months of people living under level four restrictions.

It is expected that pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to serve indoors from 17 May.

Cinemas, theatres and museums are due to reopen from the same date – but social distancing rules will remain.”

Click here to read the full article.


 

Archived Announcements

Reopening Monday 12 April
(Last updated 19 March 2021)

Dear All

We are writing to inform you that following the latest update from the government in Wales, we expect to be in a position to reopen for face-to-face teaching on Monday 12 April 2021.

This situation will be reviewed by the government on Friday 2 April and if there is any change to the above date we will relay this to you as soon as we possibly can.

You can still contact the school for information about studying online or face-to-face.

School Phone: 

(+44 29) 2033 9290

WhatsApp:

(+44 7467) 484069

Email: 

english@celt.co.uk

Please click here for further details from the Welsh Government.


 

All schools must remain closed
(Last updated 21 February 2021)

 

Dear All

We are writing to inform you that following the latest update from the government in Wales, all schools and colleges will remain closed for face-to-face teaching.

This situation will be reviewed by the government on Friday 12 March and if there is any change to the above date we will relay this to you as soon as we possibly can.

CELT will be closed for face-to-face learning during this period with all classes moved online.

You can still contact the school for information about studying online or face-to-face.

School Phone: 

(+44 29) 2033 9290

WhatsApp:

(+44 7467) 484069

Email: 

english@celt.co.uk

We have already provided an update regarding the arrangements for online lessons to students currently attending classes at the school.

Please click here for further details from the Welsh Government.


 

All schools must remain closed until Monday 22 February 
(Last updated 29 January 2021)

 

Dear All

We are writing to inform you that following the latest update from the government in Wales, all schools and colleges will remain closed for face-to-face teaching until Monday 22 February. This situation will be reviewed by the government on Friday 29 January and if there is any change to the above date we will relay this to you as soon as we possibly can.

CELT will be closed for face-to-face learning during this period with all classes moved online.

You can still contact the school for information about studying online or face-to-face.

School Phone: 

(+44 29) 2033 9290

WhatsApp:

(+44 7467) 484069

Email: 

english@celt.co.uk

We have already provided an update regarding the arrangements for online lessons to students currently attending classes at the school.

Please click here for further details from the Welsh Government.


 

 

Welsh Lockdown from 28 December 2020 (Last updated 17 December 2020)

 

Following the Welsh Government announcement on 16 December 2020, CELT is pleased to be able to confirm that like all education providers (schools, colleges and universities) in Wales, we will re-open for face-to-face lessons as normal from 11 January 2021. The Wales lockdown will start on 28 Dec and will be revised after three weeks. During this period non-essential shops, restaurants, pubs, hairdressers and gyms will be closed, but essential shops (shops that sell food, and pharmacies), schools and places of worship (churches, mosques, temples) will remain open. The rules about wearing masks in shops and on public transport, maintaining social distancing (2 meters) and washing your hands frequently remain the same.

CELT has completed Covid risk assessments and, therefore, has We’re Good to Go status. We are confident that we can give you a learning environment in which you can enjoy improving your English in a safe and secure way. 

We are closing for the traditional Christmas and New Year break from 21 December 2020 to 8 January 2021 and will be in touch with the students travelling during the Christmas break to confirm their arrival arrangements.


Reopening 9 November 2020 (Last updated 6 November 2020)

 

We are pleased to announce that CELT will be re-opening for face-to-face learning on Monday 9 November following the firebreak lockdown in Wales which has been in place over the past 2 weeks.

We are looking forward to welcoming new arrivals from Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia this weekend.

While England went into its second lockdown on Thursday 5 November for a period of 4 weeks, the situation is quite different in Wales. All of our shops, restaurants, bars, etc. will be opening again from 9 November as will primary and secondary schools after the half-term break.

Social distancing rules will still apply and people will still have to wear face masks in public places. Please click here for more information about restrictions that will be in place after the country opens up again on Monday.

The key message is as follows:

Rather than us asking what we can or can’t do, we need to ask ourselves what should we be doing to keep everyone safe.


Coronavirus Firebreak: 23 October 2020 to 9 November 2020 (Last updated 23 October 2020) 

 

The First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford, announced on Monday 19 October that new restrictions would come into force across the whole of Wales from 18:00 on Friday 23 October.

The measures referred to as a ‘firebreak‘ are intended as a short, sharp break to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales. The restrictions will end on Monday 9 November.

As such, CELT will be closing its doors for face-to-face learning during this period and all our classes will be offered online. People can still call the school for information about courses we are running. Please see below for the various ways of contacting us during this period:

School Phone: (029) 2033 9290
WhatsApp: (07467) 484069
Email: english@celt.co.uk

Information regarding the arrangements for online lessons during this firebreak has already been provided to students attending classes at the school.

Please click here for further details on the Coronavirus firebreak from the Welsh Government.


We’re Good To Go (Last updated 28 August 2020)

 

We’re pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Visit Britain “We’re Good to Go” industry standard and consumer mark. This means you can rest assured that we are working hard to follow Government and industry guidelines. Read more…

We're Good to Go Wales


Reopening (Last updated 24 August 2020)

 

Grace and I along with our staff are truly delighted to announce that we will be entering phase 1 of re-opening CELT to adult students for one-to-one classes from Monday 10th August.

Phase 2 of our plan will include welcoming adult students for group lessons, i.e. traditional face-to-face classes, from Monday 7th September.

For the protection of our staff and students, social distancing and safety measures will be put in place to create a safe environment for learning in line with government recommendations. This includes the introduction of a safe student flow system, among other measures. Details of these new safety measures will be released on the website and posted on social media, where we will also be confirming updates as they happen.

For more information about language courses at CELT please visit our website www.celt.co.uk or email us on english@celt.co.uk

We are looking forward to throwing open our doors once again and welcoming students to our warm and friendly, family-run school.

See you soon!

Greg Nelson

Principal


(Last updated 24 March 2020)

 

From 24 March 2020 all CELT Staff are working from home until further notice. If you need to contact us, you can either email the school english@celt.co.uk or by mobile +44 74 6748 4069 (phone and WhatsApp).

The emergency phone continues to be available for emergencies only


(Last updated 23 March 2020)

 

Our whole team has been focusing all their efforts on ensuring the safety of our students whilst preparing to work remotely with the introduction of online teaching.

CELT, like all schools across Wales and the UK, closed on Friday 20 March 2020 in line with publicly funded education institutions and will remain closed until further notice in order to help slow the spread of Covid-19. No date has been given for the reopening of publicly funded schools and CELT is in the same position. We will monitor this situation closely and will re-open and welcome students from around the world as soon as it is the right time to do so.

This is a public health emergency: our priority must always be our duty of care to students, staff and the wider community. These are unprecedented times. We would like to thank our students, staff, homestay providers and international partners for their calm, considered and public-spirited response throughout this crisis.


(Last updated 16 March 2020)

 

We know that students, parents and Educational Tour Operators (ETOs) are concerned about the possible impact of the Covid-19 virus on students who are already here or are due to travel to the UK for their studies. We are trying to keep everyone up to date with what is going on as much as possible as the safety of our staff and students is our first priority.  At present we are constantly following the information and guidelines issued by our association English UK and by the UK government. You can view the UK government information from this website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

English UK also has a lot of useful information and links to other reliable websites which you can access from this link:

https://www.englishuk.com/coronavirus

In order to make CELT as safe as possible for our students and staff, we are following the advice from Public Health Wales (PHW). We are constantly reviewing our risk assessments and have established robust procedures. These are some of the actions we are taking:

  • regularly carrying out risk assessments and updating them based on PHW advice
  • monitoring all future arrivals and liaising with both ETOs and students who have booked directly
  • carrying out enhanced cleaning throughout our school buildings of surfaces and door handles
  • putting up notices around the school buildings advising students and staff on how to stop the spread of the virus e.g. regularly and thoroughly washing hands, covering the mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • keeping our students and staff informed about the current situation
  • informing our host families about the measures that we have put in place

On 13 March, the UK government withdrew the list of specified countries and areas so students are no longer required to self-isolate based on their country of origin or travel when they arrive in the UK. However, the new guidance is that anyone who has a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature must stay at home and self-isolate for seven days from when the symptoms start.

CELT currently remains open and classes are running as normal. We also continue to accept bookings. However, we are constantly monitoring the situation and if things change we will inform students and ETOs as soon as possible through our website, emails, telephone, and WhatsApp.

CELT is following Welsh and UK Government advice on remaining open. Students studying with us will be offered the option of online classes if we are required to close.

Students who have booked courses for the near future and are affected by travel restrictions and/or lockdown situations can postpone their courses to a future date. Please contact our office for further information.

Contact details:

Email: english@celt.co.uk

Telephone: +44 29 2033 9290 (during office hours only)

WhatsApp: +44 7467 484069 (monitored during office hours only)