Covid-19 UPDATES

Firstly, we would like to thank you for all the kind words and amazing solidarity we have experienced in the current situation. Your support that we are receiving every day gives us a lot of energy to work.

Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions in regards to Angloville courses.

*** LATEST UPDATE: Poland ***

04.05.2020

Dear Participants, Mentors and Staff,

We know that this season will look slightly different than before, and our programmes will be held with appropriate security procedures. The officially recommended precautions are already being implemented.

The good management of the epidemic situation in Poland has made summer holidays 2020 for children and youth possible. However, sanitary measures and restrictions will be implemented.

(source: kuratorium.kielce.pl)

 

Main guidelines:

  • Recreation can be organized only in facilities, bases and places that meet safety requirements. Facilities should be intended for the recreation of children and youth. The number of visitors from the outside should be limited.
  • The number of people accommodated in one room may not exceed 4 people while maintaining an area of ​​4 meters square per 1 person. The minimum space for conducting classes in the room may not be less than 4m2 per 1 person.
  • Between stays, objects should be subjected to additional cleaning and disinfection of touch surfaces – handrails, door handles, countertops, switches, etc. The organizer of the recreation is obliged to provide personal hygiene supplies, personal protective equipment for staff and participants, if they have not been provided by the parents.
  • During meals, the distance between participants should be kept. If possible, participants from the same educational group should be seated at one table. Shift meal serving is recommended and after each group the table tops and chair rails should be thoroughly cleaned.
  • The organizer is required to develop detailed regulations for participation in recreation and training of employed staff. The organizer is also obliged to ensure the possibility of consultation with a nurse, paramedic or doctor at  short notice.
  • Objects and equipment that cannot be effectively disinfected or cleaned should be removed from the classroom. The organization of classes must be planned in such a way as to avoid direct contact between groups during the stay.
  • The organizer is also required to establish a quick way of communicating with parents, e.g. in the event of suspected infection or any complications while on vacation.

 

03.05.2020

The Ministry of National Education in cooperation with the Chief Sanitary Inspector and the Ministry of Health has prepared guidelines for organizers of children and youth summer camps 2020. Check the guideline details here: https://angloville.pl/covid-19-aktualnosci/ .

 

01.05.2020

Angloville has official confirmation from the Polish Border Agency meaning that EU and UK VOLUNTEERS (based on passport)  and  EU and UK COORDINATORS will be able to enter Poland WITHOUT quarantine upon presenting relevant documents proving they come for “performance of duty” related reasons.

 

27.05.2020

Phase 4 – Fewer Restrictions
The implementation of phase 4 will be in two stages, the first will start from May 30 and the second from June 6.
Measures to be applied in Poland from May 30:
– Wearing face masks or any other garment to cover your nose and mouth outdoors is no longer mandatory
– The use of face masks will continue to be mandatory in public transportation, shops, cinemas, theaters, government offices, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, and churches
– The restrictions on the maximum number of people in shops, restaurants, post offices, and churches are removed, but a distance of at least two meters must be maintained between each person
– Open-air meetings (including weddings) of up to 150 people can be held, but you must wear face masks and maintain a distance of at least two meters between each person
– Concerts can be held outdoors up to 150 people, but you have to wear face masks and maintain a distance of at least two meters between each person
– Hotels can reopen their restaurants and bars

*** UPDATE ***

28.05.2020

Measures to be applied in Poland from June 6:
– Cinemas, theaters, operas, ballet, and circuses will reopen, but the decision to open them is up to the owners.Audience capacity is limited to 50 percent. and it will be compulsory to wear a face mask
– Gyms, pools, game rooms, and amusement parks will reopen
– Hotels can open their pools and gyms
– Saunas, massage and tattoo rooms will also be open again
– It will again be possible to organize fairs, exhibitions, and conferences
– It will be possible to organize weddings of up to 150 guests. Wedding guests do not have to wear face masks

JUNIOR AND KIDS PROGRAMMES IN POLAND

WILL MY PROGRAMME TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED?

Despite the uncertainties in terms of the summer season, we are getting ready for the upcoming months as usual. At the moment, we are not planning on cancelling any summer 2020 programmes. We are closely monitoring the situation and we believe that the summer will take place as scheduled. 

 

In case of any changes, we will inform you as soon as possible.

 

Update 06 May 2020

The education welfare office is already accepting applications for children and teenagers summer camps, which was not possible in April.

WHAT IF THE SUMMER PROGRAMMES ARE CANCELLED?

If the summer programmes are cancelled, we will offer you alternative solutions. At the moment however, we recommend you to monitor the situation. If you are not comfortable with joining our programmes this year, you can reschedule for 2021 or 2022, free of charge. In order to do that, please, contact your recruiter.

JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

WILL MY PROGRAMME TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED?

Despite the uncertainties in terms of the summer season, we are getting ready for the upcoming months as usual. At the moment, we are not planning on cancelling any summer 2020 programmes. We are closely monitoring the situation and we believe that the summer will take place as scheduled. 

 

In case of any changes, we will inform you as soon as possible.

 

Update 06 May 2020

The education welfare office is already accepting applications for children and teenagers summer camps, which was not possible in April.

WHAT IF THE SUMMER PROGRAMMES ARE CANCELLED?

If the summer programmes are cancelled, we will offer you alternative solutions. At the moment however, we recommend you to monitor the situation. If you are not comfortable with joining our programmes this year, you can reschedule for 2021 or 2022, free of charge. In order to do that, please, contact your recruiter.

ADULT PROGRAMMES

WILL THE PROGRAMME I AM SIGNED UP FOR TAKE PLACE?

We will be informing you about any decisions as soon as possible.

At the moment however, we recommend you to monitor the situation. If you are not comfortable with joining our programmes this year, you can reschedule for 2021 or 2022, free of charge. In order to do that, please, contact your recruiter.

OTHER QUESTIONS

WHERE DO YOU TAKE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 FROM AND WHAT DO YOU BASE YOUR DECISION ON?

We follow recommendations of the respective governments (depending on the country the programme takes place in), the education welfare office, and the World Health Organisation. 

 

We already know that this season will be a little different than usual and the programmes will be organised according to the proper health and safety procedures. We are working on implementing and adjusting the recommended precautionary measures.

 

Regardless of the situation, safety and health of our participants always come first.

HOW CAN I CONTACT ANGLOVILLE IN CASE I STILL HAVE DOUBTS AND I NEED MORE INFORMATION?

You can contact your recruiter or send an email to info@angloville.com

You can also call us:

  • +44 20 3966 4098 (UK)
  • +1 845 402 6193 (US)
  • +61 2 8520 1091 (AUS)