Important information for UK-bound students
19 January 2022
UK Vaccine Roll-out
As of 19th January, over 90% of the population over 12 years old has had 1st dose, 83% has had the 2nd dose and 63% has had the Booster or 3rd dose..
England legal restrictions lifted
You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.
Updated UK Travel Policies
The UK Government continues to proceed with caution with international travel to safeguard the fantastic success in reducing the impact of the virus.
What you must do depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to England.
Full details are available on the Government website here.
Quarantining in the UK
We would like to make the quarantine process as easy and comfortable for our students. Here are three guides, for each type of accommodation the student chooses:
As a provider of educational programmes to people from all over the world we want our global community to know that we are standing with you all in these challenging times. We continue to respond to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a clear, practical and decisive manner.
Our overriding objective is to fulfil the duty of care we have towards our students, our colleagues, our host families, our university partners and other members of our communities. We will continue to take all steps possible to ensure they are healthy, informed and supported.
We have developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to manage the situation as it develops. These include practical risk assessments, regular monitoring as well as the implementation of effective hygiene awareness and practice throughout our schools and colleges.
Official UK Government updates are published daily and can be viewed here.
The latest World Health Organization advice is published here
We will continue to monitor the on-going situation very carefully and will maintain the flexibility to adapt policy immediately as Government or WHO advice changes.
We hope this provides the reassurance that no matter what the circumstances, we will do everything we possibly can to maintain the Kings experience for our students.
The Kings Directors
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