What will studying in Manchester be like during Covid-19? As we prepare to re-open our English language school on Monday 7th September 2020, we also want…
As we prepare to re-open our English language school on Monday 7th September 2020, we also want to turn our attention to the other important aspects of your trip to make sure your language travel experience is exciting and rewarding.
As well as face to face English lessons, students can stay in our accommodation (either Homestay or Student Residence) and spend time in the afternoons, evenings and weekends exploring the city of Manchester and taking part in exciting guided trips outside of the city. Our weekend trips include places such as Wales, Liverpool and the Lake District.
On Saturday 4th July we saw the re-opening of many shops, pubs, restaurants, libraries and other businesses in Manchester. We are very aware that Covid-19 is still here and so every business in Manchester has adapted and made changes to make a safe re-opening possible. The following will be the new normal:
It is actually quite impressive how businesses in Manchester have responded and how normal these changes are already starting to feel.
By September we expect the city to be mostly open and there will be plenty of socially-distanced activities available so you can make the most of your free time. Here is a list of the venues which have already received permission to re-open.
You can also expect to see more outside spaces available for leisure activities. The council are making large areas of Manchester pedestrian-only zones, providing more outside space to eat and drink. The council are even in talks to make these a permanent feature of the city.
We are so proud of the variety of museums and galleries in Manchester and we are sure you will love them too! Whether your interests are in science, history, art or the industrial revolution, there is a large choice of museums and galleries in Manchester and we recommend you visit all of them. Many are free of charge and we expect most to be open from August 2020.
Manchester is a well-known student city with one of the largest student populations in Europe, so it is no surprise that the music, bar and pub scene has always been an important part of life in the city. With such a variety of venues now open we are sure you will have plenty of options for every night of your stay.
If great food is your thing then rest assured there will be a huge variety of cuisine to choose from. Most restaurants re-opened on July 4th and many have transformed their restaurants to offer Covid-19 safe dining. Walnut Persian restaurant in Rusholme is one of our personal favourites and they have renovated a new floor in their restaurant to allow for social-distanced dining.
If you are thinking of planning a trip to Manchester to learn English, we are more than happy to answer your specific questions about your trip. Contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to help you!