Coronavirus Precautions

Coronavirus precautions

While we still do not wish to worry or alarm you, we are continuing to take the threat of this virus seriously and we are placing the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff at the top of our list of priorities. With this in mind we would like to provide you with the following information:

Have you been exposed to the Coronavirus?

If within the last 14 days, you have come to Ireland from an outbreak zone or have been in contact with a person diagnosed with novel coronavirus OR have attended a healthcare facility where patients with novel coronavirus are being treated, you are asked to make contact with your local Department of Public Health by phone on 1850 24 1850 for further advice.


If you develop any symptoms that are suggestive of acute respiratory illness, during or up to 14 days after travel from an outbreak zone you should:

  • stay at home and do not come to school.
  • seek medical attention from your local health centre and share your travel history with your health care provider.
  • Phone the doctor in advance rather than attending in person.
  • Make sure that, when you phone, you mention your recent travel. The health centre will arrange for you to get medical help.

To protect yourself from the virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • If you are coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
  • Throw the used tissue away into a closed bin, and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your flexed (bent) elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who you know has cold or flu symptoms.
  • Check the travel advisories from the Department of Foreign Affairs prior to arranging travel abroad.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has developed guidance and it is available to read here.

Cancellation and amendments of courses

We understand that the outbreak of Coronavirus has caused major restrictions on travel and a lot of our students from certain areas have had to postpone or cancel their trips. Because of this, we wish to clearly state our cancellation terms and conditions to avoid any disappointment.

 

At the temporary discretion of the management, and as an exception to our normal terms and conditions, in the case of cancelled courses we will keep a note of any cancellation fees retained by Everest and can discount these from the price of future bookings. However, in the case of postponements and cancellations of accommodation, fees will not be transferable.

 

We strongly recommend that you carefully follow any travel restrictions recommended in your area. There has now been a number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland, before travelling, please follow the advice of your local health authorities and in all cases follow those of HPSC.

 

These are the course cancellation terms:

  • Cancel more than 21 days before the start of your course start date - Get a full refund

  • Cancel between 21 days and 8 days of your course start date - Get a full refund minus €30 cancellation fee

  • Cancel within the last 7 days before your course start date - Get 50% refund of course fees minus €30 cancellation fee

 

These are the accommodation cancellation terms:

 

Student Residence, House/Apartment Shares:
  • Cancel more than 21 days before the start of your accommodation start date - Get a full refund

  • Cancel within the last 21 days before your accommodation start date - 3 weeks of accommodation will be charged and remaining fees will be refunded.

  • Cancel within one week of the booking no accommodation fees will be refundable

Homestay accommodation:
  • Cancel more than 21 days before the start of your accommodation start date - Get a full refund

  • Cancel between 14 days and 8 days of your accommodation start date - Get a full refund minus €30 cancellation fee and the price of 1 week of your accommodation

  • Cancel within one week of the booking no accommodation fees will be refundable

 

No refund will be available for course, accommodation or fees if cancellation is made within 24 hour of the start of course or arrival in accommodation or once the course or accommodation has started.

Everest Language School will not be liable in any way to the student in the event of services, contracted to be supplied by Everest Language school, becoming impossible to supply due to circumstances beyond the control of Everest Language School. These circumstances include emergency or hazardous conditions beyond the control of Everest Language School that may severely impact the normal operations of the School. Everest Language School will not reschedule or refund classes missed due to such circumstances.

Full terms and conditions