Our friendly London host families will still be welcoming students into their homes, while adhering to strict health and safety measures.
Cleanliness and social distancing guidelines
Both you and your host will need to comply with latest government guidelines, in particular around social distancing and what you can and can’t do while the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is ongoing.
Hosts will maintain a high level of cleanliness at all times, and students will be supplied with cleaning products so they can keep their own living areas clean. You will need to bring your own face covering, gloves and hand sanitiser. If you don’t have these already, you will be able to buy them when you arrive in the UK.
If you need to self-isolate on your arrival, your host will support you through this. We strongly advise that students arriving from countries that are required to observe a quarantine period when they arrive in the UK to book the half-board option for at least the first 2 weeks of their stay, as your ability to buy food may be limited while self-isolating.
What if either I or my host become ill?
All host families will have a contingency plan in place should either you or another member of the household display symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for the disease. This will be explained to you in detail when you arrive.
If you fall ill with symptoms of COVID-19 during your stay, you will be required to quarantine in your bedroom. You host family will take care of you during this time, and will arrange medical assistance should you need it. If you don’t have your own bathroom, you will need to clean the surfaces after you use the communal bathroom to ensure everyone’s safety.
Can I relocate to another homestay?
In line with government advice, you will not be able to relocate to another homestay if you or another member of the household you are living in have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive —instead, you will need to self-isolate in your current homestay.