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FL Covid-19 Updates

Covid-19
Future Learning
updates

Future Learning’s number one priority is the health and safety of our students, teachers and staff.
During this situation, all our staff is working hard to support our students, host families and the community as we tackle this challenge together.
Please read below for more information and get in touch with us if you need any advice or assistance.

We are extremely happy to announce that our Athlone Campus is now open and welcoming students for the new 2021/2022 Academic Year.
Let's do it safely!

Following the announcement of 31st August 2021, the Government published the COVID-19 roadmap for reopening of all sectors of the economy including for the resumption of activity in the English language education (ELE) sector initially from 20 September 2021.

The Department of Justice also has announced that they will lift "all remaining Covid-19 restrictions on entry visa and preclearance processing" from the 13th of September. Although we do hope that we can have Non-EU/EEA students from the 22nd of October, it has not been confirmed yet. We are preparing to safely reopen our Dublin Campus on the 1st of November for new international students and renewals in full compliance with all relevant public health guidelines.

As soon as we hear the results of the review and have a definitive date that students will be permitted to come to do an ELE programme, we will keep you updated.

FL Plans for reopening 2021/22 Academic Year - General Information

  • Returning to face to face lessons on campus in accordance with sector-specific health and safety protocols.
  • Classes will be Monday to Friday with staggered starting times and breaks.
  • Maximum of 15 students in a bubble.
  • A social distancing will continue to be maintained between students and staff.
  • Attendance meetings and inductions will continue to be online unless safe distancing can be observed.
  • One-way entry/exit system in the building.
  • Hand sanitisers, disinfectants and disposable towels will continue to be provided.
  • Windows and doors will remain open to allow good ventilation and rooms will be fully ventilated at break times.
  • The school will continue to implement an enhanced cleaning across both campuses in Dublin and Athlone.
  • Masks will continue to be worn in the building by staff and students.
  • Students will be required to wear masks while sitting at desks (unless there is more that 2 metres between people).
  • Masks will be required in outdoor spaces where groups gather.
*Please be advised that these plans are entirely dependent on Public Health advice and may change in the light of the prevailing policy for our sector, which is set by the Department of Further and Higher Education.
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How to keep safe in the school environment

Wear Mask

Masks must always be worn in the building

Always leave your desk where it is

Leave desk
Sanitise

Wash / Sanitise hands every time you enter

Bring your own equipment (Laptop, Mobile, Notebook) and don’t share it

Own equipment
Wipe

Wipe any shared equipment before and after using

Leave directly after class, do not use canteen or common areas

Leave class
Water

Bring your own drinking water

Classroom 1
Classroom 1

How to keep safe in the school environment

Wear mask

Masks must always be worn in the building

Leave desk

Always leave your desk where it is

Sanitise

Wash / Sanitise hands every time you enter

Own equipment

Bring your own equipment (Laptop, Mobile, Notebook) and don’t share it

Wipe

Wipe any shared equipment before and after using

Leave class

Leave directly after class, do not use canteen or common areas

Water

Bring your own drinking water

Classroom 1
Classroom 1

Symptoms Include

High Temperature High Temperature
Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath
Breathing Difficulties Breathing Difficulties
Caugh Cough

If you have fever and/or cough you should stay at home regardless of your travel or contact history.

  • If you have symptoms: Isolate and request a test. You can book a test in Ireland for free here.
  • If you are a close contact: If you are a close contact of COVID-19 click here to follow the HSE advice.
  • For information on travelling to other countries from Ireland click here.
  • The latest email from the Department of Justice regarding English language students can be accessed here.

    The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has announced the removal of all remaining States from the list of States designated for the purposes of Mandatory Hotel Quarantine (MHQ) in effect from Saturday 25 September 2021. This means that travellers do not need to take a PCR test nor quarantine on arrival if they're fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine. If you are travelling to Ireland outside the EU and do not have a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to:
  • Have a pre-travel RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Complete home-based quarantine click here for further details.
  • Fill out a Passenger Locator Form prior to your arrival in Ireland.
  • If you receive a negative result from an RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine.
  • Find the latest travel advice per country here
  • For more information about the EMA approved vaccines click here.