CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATEMENT
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
English UK also has a lot of useful information and links to other reliable websites which you can access from this link:
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.
Telephone: +44 29 2033 9290 (during office hours only)
WhatsApp: +44 7467 484069 (monitored during office hours only)