COVID Policy


TIE will make reasonable and sensible decisions about how to manage its students, staff and venues, according to legal compliance, venue policies and best practice.

As different countries have differing attitudes and legislation regarding the virus, this policy will explain what TIE’s approach is and the requirements of each country, at the time of writing.

  • Sanitiser will be available at all schools on request, though we recommend
  • We do not require masks to be worn but anyone is welcome to wear one at any point during their stay
  • We will only test people showing symptoms of COVID-19 on request at the person’s expense

TIE does not provide COVID tests.

For more information on the UK government’s policy, please go to this website.

Entrance Requirements

UK and Italy

There are no requirements to provide a negative test to enter the UK or Italy and there is no need to be vaccinated.

There is no legal obligation to quarantine but we would request the student isolates themself for 5 days after a positive test.

If the student tests positive less than 5 days prior to departure, there is no legal obstruction for a passenger to travel from the UK. It is highly recommended that you do not travel, but if you have to, then all precautions should be taken to prevent infection.


The USA, at the time of writing, does not require a negative COVID test.

For more information, please click on this link for advice from the CDC.

Fordham follows the advice by the CDC and it is the student’s responsibility to make themselves aware of the government guidelines or legislation

If the student tests positive less than 5 days prior to departure, it will be difficult to travel until the end of the 5 day quarantine.

The student may be able to stay on site with a member of staff but all costs will need to be covered.