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Corona summer camps

Covid-19 measures - Update 10/03/2022

For the latest guidelines, please refer to the government information page: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.

Will our language camps take place this year?

We closely monitor the public health advice by the government. Should new restrictions be in place we will inform you immediately. Please register for our newsletter and check our Facebook page. If we must cancel your language camp because of Covid-19 we will refund your registration fee in full.

What about our camps in the UK and France?

For camps abroad we also check the government public health advice. Proof of vaccination, recovery or a COVID-19 test may be mandatory. It is the responsibility of the participant to have the required documents. If a negative COVID-19 test is required, this will be at the expense of the participant. We will inform you on time about any restrictions.

Is proof of vaccination or a CST required to participate in a language course?

Camps in Belgium:

No proof of vaccination, Covid Safe Ticket or PCR test required at the moment.

We do ask to self-test before a residential camp (camp with overnight stay).

Camps in the UK or France:

No proof of vaccination, Covid Safe Ticket or PCR test required at the moment, BUT countries may have national restrictions in place that are stricter than the European requirements.

Check the Covid-19 restrictions in France and in the UK here

How do you ensure the safety of the camps?

In 2021 and 2022 we had 2,000 participants and 750 volunteers each summer. We informed everyone in detail about safety, health and hygiene. The result: not a single child or volunteer contracted Covid-19 at our camps! Similarly, this year we will continue to focus on safety and hygiene. Participants do not sleep in large dorms at Roeland, but in rooms. We ensure that the rooms are aired often.

Who can join the camp?

If you are ill or show symptoms three days before departure (if you are coughing, have a fever or difficulty breathing, have a blocked nose, loss of smell and taste...) you cannot participate in the camp. This goes for everyone: participants, all staff, even logistic staff...

If you have tested positive for the coronavirus or live under the same roof with someone who has tested positive, you cannot participate in a camp during the required quarantine or self-isolation period.

Have you had a high-risk contact with someone who tested positive? Your participation depends on the Covid-19 restrictions in place for your age group and vaccination status.

If your child belongs to a risk group, he or she can only join the camp if the general practitioner allows this.

What if my child is ill at a camp?

A standard procedure is followed when a child shows signs of illness. We provide a quarantine room at the location where your child can stay if there is any suspicion of infection. The head staff at the camp will contact a General Practitioner who will advise the group on what measures to take. This means, among other things, that you as a parent or teacher can be asked to pick up your child. Please make sure to take this into account.

Am I insured if my child contracts corona at a camp?

Covid-19 is not covered by the insurance of Roeland vzw but is covered by the personal health insurance of the participant/parent.
Roeland vzw does not provide a (partial) refund if your child must leave the camp prematurely due to illness.

What about excursions during the camps?

The regulations regarding Covid-19 are subject to change. Roeland vzw values your child's health above all, and we allow excursions only when these can be organised in a safe manner. Please note that a Covid Safe Ticket may be required for excursions.

What if certain excursions or activities may not go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions? May I cancel the camp for that reason?

If we have to cancel an activity or excursion due to Covid-19, we try to arrange a worthy alternative. If you decide to cancel the camp, our regular cancellation policy applies.

What if my language camp is cancelled due to changed Covid-19 restrictions?

Roeland vzw organises language camps in Belgium, France and England. When the government prohibits travel to France and/or England, we try to set up an alternative camp in your own country to provide you with an opportunity to rebook your camp. If you do not find what you are looking for in our alternative offer, we will refund your registration fee in full.

What if Roeland vzw cancels my camp?

Roeland vzw will refund your registration fee in full if we are forced to cancel your language camp. More information about our cancellation conditions can be found in our terms and conditions.

What if I want to cancel my child's language camp myself?

When you cancel your child's language camp, the standard cancellation conditions apply, as stated in the terms and conditions.

When do I know if my child’s camp is going ahead or will be cancelled?

We constantly check the Covid-19 restrictions and will keep you up to date about the latest measures.

Your camp goes ahead: 14 days before the start of the camp for the latest you will receive the practical information about the camp (on your parent profile).

Your camp will be cancelled: you will receive a personal message from Roeland vzw.

Tip: do register for our newsletter! That way you will always be informed.

Do you have any questions?

Contact us via info@roeland.be or call us on 09 221 60 44.

Please remember that we will contact you as soon as possible if the current measures regarding Covid-19 change to the extent that it may affect your booked camp.