Covid-19 information and Guidance

International Student Pre-Arrival Covid-19 Pack

The covid-19 is an unprecedented situation and poses significant challenges to everyone around the world. The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students is a top priority for everyone at LanguageUK.

View the latest information and advice from the UK Government on Covid-19

We want to reassure you that the UK is open to international students, and a warm welcome is waiting for you here either online or face to face when it is possible to come over.

COVID-19 – UK Government Response

The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing. Government is adhering closely to scientific advice and guidance, which is available publicly online here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-scientific-evidence-supporting-the-uk-government-response

As this changes, our advice will change to match the level of the threat. In doing so our immediate priority remains the health and safety of all out students.

What this means for you

You should comply with the latest guidance on staying at home and avoiding contact with others – see the following guidance for details:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, you should follow Public Health England advice and isolate in your current accommodation, – see the following guidance for details:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

If you do not have symptoms, you should only leave your home for one of four reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible;
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person;
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Full guidance and frequently asked questions (FAQs) detailing what you can and cannot do is available online here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

 

Contacting 999 and the National Health Service NHS111 service

The National Health Service (NHS) website has information on the process to follow if you are showing symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

You can also check online: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

Mental Health

We understand that this is a time when many students will be feeling uncertain and anxious and it is vital that students can still access the mental health support that they need. Students who are struggling with their mental health at this time can access online resources from Public Health England, along with online support from the NHS and mental health charity Mind:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/student-life/about-student-mental-health/

 

Useful Resources

Gov.uk link https://www.gov.uk/  The best place to find government services and information

 

UK GOVERMENT Latest Public Health England advice relating to COVID-19 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
  National Health Service (NHS)

• Advice for everyone

• Advice for people at higher risk

• Symptoms and what to do

• Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms

• More information relating to health and wellbeing

https://www.nhs.uk/

Online Covid-19 service

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

  Visa and immigration advice https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-immigration-and-borders
  Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-coronavirus-information-service-on-whatsapp
British Council COVID-19 information for international students https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/moving-uk/coronavirus
English UK https://www.englishuk.com/coronavirus
UKCISA Up-to-date information about Brexit, immigration, fees, student support, working and living in the UK https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice/Studying–living-in-the-UK/Coronavirus-Covid-19-info-for-international-students

 

https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice

 

 

 

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