August Arrival Information for the Boarding Community
To support our boarding students and to ensure that we can safely accommodate any student who needs to isolate/quarantine, we have reviewed the current UK traffic light rules for entering England. The majority of students will enter from countries which are currently listed as Green or Amber. We will also fully support those students who may travel from Red-list countries.
We do not know what travel restrictions will be in place in August nor which countries will be classified as “Green, Amber, or Red.” Conditions are likely to change throughout the summer, so please be sure to frequently check the UK Government “Traffic Light” Travel Rules webpage.
To help us prepare for the start of school, please complete the Boarding Student Arrivals form (when you are in a position to do so) to inform us of your arrival intentions. Your details can be amended at a later date if your plans change.
In order to provide certainty for our boarding families, the following arrangements have been put in place for student arrivals.
Boarding Students from Green-list Countries:
For those boarding students entering the UK from Green-list countries, no isolation/quarantine is required, and they should arrive at their boarding houses on Tuesday, August 24.
Boarding Students from Amber-list Countries:
For those boarding students entering the UK from Amber-list countries, we will open our boarding program for student arrival on Wednesday, August 18, at no extra cost. This will provide these students with the ability to participate in the Test to Release scheme and conclude their 5 days of quarantine/isolation in time for the beginning of classes on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
(This option is also available for boarding students arriving from Green-list countries who wish to settle in).
Boarding Students from Red-list Countries:
Boarders at schools in England from Red-list countries can quarantine in boarding Houses rather than Government-approved hotels. They must present a Government-issued letter granting permission to quarantine at TASIS England (Miss Lewis will send this to you prior to your departure). Students will be collected from a special area at the airport by Mr. Kiely and transported to the Quarantine House on campus to comfortably complete quarantine for 10 days (as per the requirements).