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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) advice

Author:  CEC
Date:  04 March 2020

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) advice


Update: 18/05/2020:

I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well. I would like to provide you with an update on our current situation here at CEC. Things have changed at a rapid pace over the past few weeks but we hope to be on the road to re-opening.

On May 1st, the Irish Government outlined a comprehensive plan for the re-opening of business and society on a phased basis between May 18th and August 10th.

These measures came into effect on 18th May. They are a part of the roadmap for reopening society and business and only came into effect because the medical advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team said that it is right to do so. Read more here

Roadmap for reopening society and business

According to the plan announced, ELT schools must remain closed to students until Stage 5 which sees the gradual re-opening of most businesses in Ireland. This stage will be from August 10th as things stands. They did state however, that schools and colleges may not return until September, as soon as we have additional information, we will let you know. 

Please note that on 13th May the Irish Minister of Justice issued a new statement on the immigration and visa status for all students currently in Ireland. The document states that any student whose visa was due to expire between 20 May - 20 July will be automatically extended for 2 months - For exact details, please click here

While schools remain closed we are continuing to run our range of CEC Virtual programmes for both adult and junior students. Please contact Sonny [email protected]

If you need any information about any of our courses or current offers, please do not hesitate to contact us. We send you and your families and loved ones our very best wishes at this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you to Cork again in the future.

Stay safe and well!  

Marc Cullen

Managing Director

CEC – Cork English College



Update: 28/03/2020:


Dear All,  
  
I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well.  I would like to provide you with an update on our current situation here at CEC. Things have changed at a rapid pace over the past two weeks. Some students have returned  home and some have decided to stay here in Cork. For those who are still in Cork, CEC implemented an online system within days to ensure contact with  all of our students and provide whatever assistance necessary. We are committed to providing excellent tuition and care for our students and we are delighted to rollout the enhanced CEC Online system starting from Monday, March 30th. This system will also be available for new students shortly and more information will follow.  
  
Temporary School Closure   
Schools in Ireland were closed for a period of 2 weeks up to Monday, March 30th. This date has now been  extended to Monday, April 20th 

An announcement was made on Tuesday, March 24th by the  Irish Department of Education and Skills where all schools, pre-schools and further and higher education institutions will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020. Click on this  link  to see the full announcement. 

The decision was taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

We hope that we will reopen at this time and we are working towards being ready to welcome our students back to school. However, please note that we are following government directives and will only open the school when we have been given permission to do so. 

If you are due to start a course in the weeks between now and 20 April, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss the options available to you.   

We send you and your families and loved ones our very best wishes at this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you to Cork again in the future. 

Stay safe and well!  

Marc Cullen

Managing Director

CEC – Cork English College


CEC’s policy on postponing or cancelling your course

If you are located in – or if you have visited in the past 14 days - one of the high risk areas identified on the government website ( https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/472f64-covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-and-advice/ and are due to start a course with us at any time, then please contact us as soon as possible so that we can rearrange your course dates. There will be no charge for postponing your course to a new date. If you wish to postpone or cancel a course, then you can do this in accordance with our Terms and Conditions

Further information and updates

We are monitoring closely government and WHO advice on a daily basis. If there are any fundamental changes to either government policy or our own policies then we will update this page. The safety or our clients, staff, homestay and other partners is our top priority, so please be assured that we will remain vigilant and take all reasonable steps to ensure that everyone is safe.

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