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  • Weekly membership update and Q&A not running on Friday 13 August
    9 August 2021

    There will be no weekly update and Q&A session on Friday 13 August. 

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  • UK travel lists changes taking effect from Sunday 8 August
    9 August 2021

    There is some positive news that travel to the UK will be easier from some countries in Europe and the Middle East. And rules for travellers from France are back in line with the rest of the EU.

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  • Fond farewell to English UK's Tom and Tim
    4 August 2021

    We are losing two members of the English UK team this month – and by an amazing coincidence, both are going to train as secondary history teachers.

    Tom Weatherley and Tim Barker have both spent their professional lives in ELT, Tom starting as a graduate English teacher and Tim taking his first steps as a teen in his mother's Devon language school. Now with over 30 years' experience between them, both are well-known in ELT and to members, with Tom our conference producer and Tim business development director.

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  • Quarantine requirements dropped for vaccinated adults and under 18s from EU countries and USA
    30 July 2021

    From 2 August, vaccinated adults and under 18s arriving from the EU and the US will no longer need to quarantine on arrival.

    This affects many of the main UK ELT markets in Europe and is a positive move for our industry. We know from speaking to member schools and agents that there is pent-up demand from students. We look forward to seeing more students in our classrooms in the coming months.

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  • Day of action helps raise awareness of the challenges the sector continues to face
    20 July 2021

    Representatives from member centres as far away as York, Hull, Bournemouth, and Margate braved the heatwave to join us in Westminster on Monday 19 July to protest at the lack of effective government support for the sector.

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