At this time of international crisis, we have all seen the huge impact COVID-19 has had on our lives and our industry. More than ever now, we can all appreciate just how small the world truly is and the importance of coming together to protect our global community in times of great need.
As the global situation changes, our plans may too. For now, Jose and I continue to watch the unfolding measures that governments around the world are taking to stem the tide of the virus and get us back to normal soon.
It’s hard for us to navigate the unknown, but as we continue to better understand how to slow the spread of COVID-19 we want to do all we can to keep our partners, students, employees and our local communities safe. The wellbeing of our people and our students is always our number one priority.
What is the plan for the summer?
We are all still very keen to welcome students to Ilfracombe on their summer adventures this year, and to that end we are working very hard to look at how we plan for this in the weeks ahead. At the heart of these plans will be measures to ensure the well-being of our young learners at all times during their time away from home and to also demonstrate to partners and parents alike, the procedures being put in place to ensure this.
Let us not forget that the global pandemic will pass. We can already see great recovery strides in China and other areas of Asia. Germany and Austria have lifted their lock and school will open next week. Young people around the world will still want to learn English, experience living and learning alongside different cultures and discovering new skills through language travel.
In the meantime, staying connected is more important than ever, even when we can’t be together in person. This is why you will be hearing more from us as the COVID-19 situation changes over the next few weeks.