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 2022 (at 2021 prices) or ask for a full refund (except for any bank or currency conversion fees).
Rates of COVID-19 are now low. In Edinburgh, there are still some restrictions, but most things are open.
For example, from 17 May 2021 you can…
Alba English is open for face-to-face classes. Things are a little different in the school.
These measures may change over the summer, 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. Each country is on a red, amber or green list.
Find out which countries are red, amber and green 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 an amber country, 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. For students taking a course of 4 or more weeks, we’ll include our 10 Day English Challenge, which includes activities to do in English and four 15-minute Zoom calls with a teacher to check on your progress and answer your questions. We’ll deliver the pack to your address in Edinburgh!
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 have been in contact with someone who tests positive for the virus, or test positive yourself, you will be asked by the government to self-isolate for 10 days.
At present, the virus is not at a high level in Scotland, so the chance of this happening is very low. However, if it does happen, we have options for you:
Just email us and let us know about your situation and we'll be ready to help!