Covid-19 and Terms & Conditions
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Here at NCG we understand the pressures and concerns being felt by our students around the world. So, we have made some amendments to our terms & conditions that should help all new students to book with confidence even in these uncertain times.
Course Fees: For all new course bookings made between 1st April 2020 and 30th August 2020, we are waiving ALL cancellation charges.
Accommodation Fees: For all new Homestay bookings made between 1st April 2020 and 30th August 2020, we are waiving ALL cancellation charges. For Residential bookings, we are reducing our cancellation period to 1 week prior to the start of your stay.
Tuition & Accommodation: We will keep on your account a full credit for the weeks you were not able to use due to the Coronavirus. This credit can be used by either yourself or a family member anytime until 31st December 2021. In order to use this credit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org NCG will not make any deduction to the credit placed on your account with us. Also, no cancellation charges will be applied.
Credit Conversion to Online courses: Of course, if you would prefer to continue your studies without waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted, we would be happy to convert the remaining value of your existing booking to the equivalent value for online tuition. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact email@example.com
Covid-19 and your visa & travelling
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International students and visitors arriving in the UK are required to provide a negative Covid-19 test result before departure taken up to 72 hours prior to departure.
All passengers arriving in Ireland are required to have a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. International visitors must self-isolate for 14 days unless they are travelling from a country that is “green” or “orange” on the EU traffic lights system. For more information about arrivals to Ireland, please see here.
The current advice from the Irish visa authorities is as follows.
Students who left the State before completion of their studies due to COVID-19 may return and resume studies on the course they were enrolled on and holidays will apply as normal.
If you have an existing visa with unused study weeks on it, you have a few different options:
• Attend our online courses for those weeks remaining on your course whilst still in Ireland.
• Attend our online course from your home country for the remainder of unused weeks of your study.
• If you have returned to your country, keep your remaining weeks as a credit on your account with NCG and return to Ireland in the future with a new visa to complete your study.
Whichever option you select is up to you. Once you have decided please let NCG know via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minister for Justice has announced a further temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions to 20 April 2021. This applies to permissions that are due to expire between 21 January 2021 and 20 April 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. This extension will benefit those who cannot get an appointment to register or renew an existing permission. However, we encourage anyone who can renew, particularly Dublin-based students who can use the online system, to do so and not to wait until April. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Burgh Quay Registration Office will close on 23 December. Students with appointments for first time registrations are being contacted directly by the Immigration Service and they will be prioritised for appointments once the Public Office can safely reopen.
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