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COVID-19 safety measures

Travelling during the pandemic

When entering South Africa, you need to present a negative Covid-19 test result that is not older than 72 hours. Further, you need to present proof of medical insurance before boarding. This insurance must include the testing and treatment of COVID-19 if applicable. For the latest information, contact your nearest South African foreign mission, visit the government page or contact us.
The COVID-19 dashboard informs you about current infection rates.

Bring a face shield or some masks, a tablet or laptop and hand sanitiser and you'll be ready to enjoy your language travel experience.

Safety measures at the school

We have two smaller campuses instead of one large school as well as a large garden to teach in at Newlands and since June 2020 we have gained much experience in teaching face to face while following Covid-19 safety regulations. In addition, these are some of the measures we take:

  • Our schools are very spacious, with plenty of ventilation.
  • We test all staff weekly and offer antigen-tests to students.
  • At our Newlands school we have a large garden in which  lessons can also take place.
  • Students use the same desk each day.
  • Masks are required by all staff and students throughout the day.
  • “No touch” sanitising stations, social distancing stickers, and information posters keep students and staff safe and informed.
  • The building is regularly ventilated and cleaned thoroughly throughout the day using disinfectant.
  • The temperature of everyone on the premises is taken on a daily basis.

Safety measures at the accommodation

Homestay
Our host-families have received COVID-19 training in order to be able to provide the best possible experience.

GHS Residences

  • It is required to wear masks in the common areas indoors.
  • “No touch” sanitising stations, social distancing stickers, and information posters keep students and staff safe and informed.
  • The buildings are regularly ventilated and cleaned thoroughly each day using disinfectant.


Contact us for our more detailed COVID-19 student information.