We want all our students to be able to book courses with confidence. That’s why we are offering a simply promise with our COVID Booking Guarantee.
If you need to change your course because of COVID-19, you can choose to postpone to 2023 (at 2022 prices) or ask for a full refund (except for any bank or currency conversion fees). Accommodation can be postponed, but not refunded.
In Edinburgh, there are still some restrictions, but most things are open.
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Everyone in Scotland can get free regular tests for COVID-19. We recommend all our students take at least 2 tests a week. Find out more on our blog. We also recommend you download the Protect Scotland App.
Alba English is open for face-to-face classes. Things are a little different in the school.
These measures may change, depending on government advice changing.
Some people have to self-isolate for 10 days when they arrive in Scotland. It depends on where you are travelling from and if you've been vaccinated. Some countries are on a 'red list' and people coming from those countries have to follow much stricter rules.
Find out which countries are on the red list at this link. Note that the list is regularly reviews and countries can move between lists.
Here are some other useful links
If you travel from a non-Red list country and are not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you book your accommodation with us, you'll need to stay in a hotel or AirBnB before moving into homestay after completing your self-isolation.
If you are fully vaccinated, then you don't need to self-isolate. Just take a test within two days of arriving in Scotland. Scotland accepts European Digital COVID certificates and proof of vaccination from other countries including Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Check the details at this link.
If you develop symptoms, you must not leave your house except to get a test. Please book your test on the NHS Scotland website. If you need help knowing what to do or need support while self-isolating, contact us (by email or phone - don’t come to the school) and we will do our best to help!
If you test positive for the virus, you will have to self-isolate for 7 to 10 days.
If you have been in contact with someone who tests positive for the virus, you will have you to self-isolate until you get a negative test result (if you have been fully vaccinated) or self-isolate for 10 days (if you have not been fully vaccinated).
If this happens, we have options for you:
Just email us and let us know about your situation and we'll be ready to help!