Ingla Updates (Coronavirus)

AN UPDATE FROM INGLA

Ingla’s updated response to the Coronavirus pandemic – 18th March 2020

Earlier this afternoon, the government announced that schools across the UK will close at the end of the school day on Friday 20th March and will remain closed until further notice in order to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

 

In response, to this we, at Ingla School of English, have decided to suspend our normal classes as from Friday afternoon. This means that there will be no classes running at Ingla next week in any of our time slots. We have taken this difficult but necessary step because the health and wellbeing of Inglans and members of the Ingla Team is our biggest priority.

 

Although our classes will not be running next week, members of the Ingla Team will be working and we are planning to still deliver the end-of-course exams as planned. We will be sending the exams to our different groups via WhatsApp and will be asking those of you who complete them to email this back to us.

 

We are monitoring the situation very closely and are following advice given to us by the government and also EnglishUK. For any of you who are worried, concerned or need support of any kind, we are here for you so please call us on 07904 417891 or email us at admin@ingla.co.uk. Do your best to stay safe, wash your hands regularly and self-isolate if you think you (or anyone you live with) is showing signs of any of the symptoms associated with Coronavirus.

 

Our aim is to restart courses at the start of next term (from Monday 6th April) and we are working hard to set up online learning systems in case we are not able to open the building on this date. More information on this will follow soon.

 

These are difficult and unusual times but we are confident that together we can overcome the challenges ahead and get back to some kind of normality within just a few weeks.

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to the good times that will happen once this storm is over.

Ingla’s Response to the Coronavirus – 13th March 2020

Ingla School of English recognises that the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is causing a significant amount of anxiety for a lot of people from different places in the world. Although this is only affecting a small percentage of the population, we feel that it is important to update you with how we are dealing with this at Ingla.

We understand that Inglans might be feeling worried about the current situation and might have many questions. Some of you might be worrying about home and family and might have questions about when you might be able to travel back. You may even have concerns about the future and what impact this outbreak might have on your Ingla Booking.

For any of you who have thoughts and questions such as these, we want to take this opportunity to tell you that we understand that you may have some doubts and we will do everything that we can to make sure that this time is as easy for you to manage as possible. In London, the fact is that the majority of people who have been tested have given a negative result. Moreover, we are taking every precaution necessary to make sure that the wellbeing and welfare of Inglans and members of the Ingla Team is of the highest priority at Ingla.

We are constantly monitoring the evolving situation with regards to this Coronavirus outbreak and we want you to know that we have taken steps to make things easier.   We have put up posters in Reception advising Inglans about what you can do to help prevent the spread of this virus. The advice from scientific experts is that washing your hands frequently with warm water and soap for 20 seconds each time will break down traces of  the Coronavirus from your hands and work against it being transmitted. If the loos are busy, Inglans can also wash their hands in the kitchen or use the hand sanitiser which is available in Reception.

It’s very, very important that if any Inglans have flu-like symptoms such as:

  • a dry cough
  • breathing difficulties (even a little)
  • a high temperature (fever)

they should stay at home and not come to Ingla for their lesson(s).

Inglans can call us on 07904 417891 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or send a WhatsApp message to the same number. You can also email us at admin@ingla.co.uk.

If you do have these symptoms or generally feel unwell and think that you may be affected, please let us know immediately. We’re here to help and can even assist you make a call to the UK’s Health Service number (phone number = 111) if you need us to. The UK has one of the best free healthcare systems in the world and London, in particular, is one of the most advanced places for medical treatment. If you need us to, we can help you by talking to medical teams and by organising medical support.

If any Inglans are worried about anything related to Coronavirus, please come to Reception and speak with a member of the Ingla Admin Team who will be able to help you. This is true also if you are not just worried about yourself, but you are also worried about your family or friends who may be in different parts of the world which are seriously affected.

At Ingla, and on this page, we will publish updates as and when we need to so that you are all kept informed and updated about changes to this advice and the evolving situation in London. If you want to find things out for yourself, you can also find more information on the Coronavirus by clicking the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk

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