Coronavirus information

The team at Live Language want to keep you safe while you are with us and to help you with anything you need.   We will keep you updated on all the information you need about COVID in the UK.   You’ll find useful links and answers to the questions you may have below.  If we can help you with anything else, just come to the office or contact us on [email protected].

Updated 27th April 2022

All Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland have been dropped, however the virus has not gone away. Some places will still insist on wearing a mask indoors or on public transport so bring these with you. For full guidance on international travel, check the Scottish Government website.

What are the rules in Live Language?

  • You must wear a face mask in our school at all times when you are inside the building. This includes: hallways, classrooms, bathrooms, student communal areas, main office area, entering and exiting the building.
  • We will keep students physically distanced in classrooms and open windows to give good air circulation.
  • If you think you are ill, please get a Covid-19 test.
  • Tell us if you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested postive for Covid-19.
  • A free helpline has been set up by the Scottish government for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816, however feel free to ask us any questions you have! We will do our very best to help.

What should I do if I think I have Covid-19?

If you think you might have coronavirus symptoms, or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it and you are in Scotland:

  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS Inform coronavirus service to find out where you can get a PCR test and what to do next. You may be able to order a home testing kit which you will need to post to a Priority Post Box

Overseas visitors to Scotland, regardless of their residency status, are exempt from NHS charges for both the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

How do I prevent myself catching Covid-19?


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • wear a mask on public transport, shops and public areas with large numbers of people
  • test yourself regularly with a Lateral Flow Test
  • open windows if you have guests visiting you at home
  • get vaccinated and use test and trace apps (see next section)


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Can I register for a Vaccine in Scotland?

Yes you can! Click to register through NHS Inform.

You may also need proof of vaccination to enter some venues in Scotland. If you have had your vaccinations in Scotland then you can use the Covid Pass App.

Other apps designed to keep you safe are the Protect Scotland App and the Check-In App.

I want to go back to my country for a holiday. What do I need to do?

Your destination country will have its own rules and regulations on travel and quarantine.

Check foreign travel advice for the countries you want to go to

This will tell you if:

  • the country will allow people to enter from the UK
  • you will need to show proof of vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  • you will need to quarantine on arrival

Foreign travel advice will also tell you if the UK government advises against all but essential travel to the country.

Check foreign travel advice for all countries you will visit or travel through.

Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to enter the countries that you will travel to

You cannot use an NHS test for this. You must use a private test provider.  Many providers of day 2 and day 8 travel tests also provide these tests.   Find a travel test provider.

If you have been vaccinated, find out how you can use a vaccine certificate or passport

Some countries require proof of vaccination status before you can enter.  You should do this before you travel.

Coronavirus Immigration Helpline

Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Calls are free of charge.

Email: [email protected]

Due to Data Protection Regulations we can only speak to the visa holder or applicant about their specific query.

If you are a third party (for example family member or sponsor) and wish to speak on their behalf, we must have the visa holder’s permission. This can be provided by verbal consent to the coronavirus immigration helpline or written consent via email. The email to verify consent must be sent from the email address provided on the visa holder’s application to [email protected] to enable us to provide a response. Without consent we are unable to discuss person-specific details with a third party.