Coronavirus COVID-19 update

To everyone involved with us at English in Totnes

English in Totnes has been continuing to teach online through the COVID-19 lockdown (while the Gate House building was closed). 


We are delighted to say that the Gate House is now open, following very strict guidelines to provide a learning environment and experience which is as safe as possible for all concerned.  

It is, of course, vital that everyone who works with us fully understands and signs up to our COVID-19 Risk Assessment and agrees to the practices we are using to avoid those risks.

Please click here to download our detailed risk assessment document. 


Please click here to see what to do if you develop symptoms.   These procedures apply to students and members of host families equally.


Click here to understand what to do if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. 


If, having read this, you wish to discuss any aspect of this, please contact Margie or Rick at

Please be climate aware and offset your flight by, for example, planting trees. Or travel by train (or other public transport) for a 10% discount on your course- discount refunded on presentation of your tickets on arrival at the school. And if you could write about your journey, we can share how you did it and encourage others to do the same! Not applicable to pre-booked groups.

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