COVID-19 Policies

All participants in MAP 2022 must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC) at least 1-month prior to the beginning of MAP 2022.  Submission of proof of vaccination will be required.

All participants are subject to the travel rules and policies of the UK Government which includes the pre-purchase of a 2 day COVID test to be taken in England.  All rules and policies are stated on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

All participants must provide a negative PCR-test taken within 72 hours of departure from their home country for England in order to be admitted to MAP housing.

Masks will be required to be worn over both the nose and mouth for all indoor activities at MAP 2022.

MAP 2022 COVID Payment/Refund Policy:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MAP will be making special accommodations beyond our usual refund policies.  If international travel to the UK is banned due to COVID-19 travel restrictions implemented by the UK Government or the CDC during the period greater than 30 days prior to MAP’s start date, MAP will refund all payments made by students to MAP minus actual expenses paid on behalf of MAP students or program logistics prior and up to the date of the travel ban announcement.  Such expenses include but are not limited to: housing deposits/payments, faculty/guest teacher travel costs/deposits, contractual agreements, administrative costs, etc.

 

No refunds will be offered based on personal decisions made by enrolled MAP students once they have committed to attend MAP and begun the tuition payment process.  These include decisions not to attend MAP due to COVID-19 concerns, or lack of adherence to stated MAP COVID safety regulations which will preclude the student’s participation in all MAP activities.

Air:

Ground travel at the end of MAP will arrive back at Heathrow, so generally ,Heathrow International Airport (LHR) serves as the easiest point of entry, however flights can also be booked into Gatwick Airport.  In addition, students may opt to arrange flights through Bristol or Birmingham as these smaller airports often have special rates.  Students who choose to use an airport other than Heathrow will be responsible for their own end-of-program ground transport.

Students should plan to arrive in England on June 4, which will most likely require a June 3 departure from North America.  Also, all return flights should depart no earlier than 6:00PM on June 27 (although housing through MAP is not available for longer stays in England).

Ground transport:

Students must arrange their own ground transport from their arrival airport to Oxford for the beginning of MAP.  Following this, all ground transport during MAP included and will be either via train or coach.  Again, return transport is included to Heathrow.  All students are welcome to use this transport, however, if your departure airport is somewhere other than Heathrow, you will be responsible for this final leg of your journey.

 

Hotels:

Students at the Institute might have family members who wish to visit for our concerts.  Falmouth has many wonderful hotels including:

The Falmouth Hotel click here

St. Michaels Hotel click here

The Greenbank Hotel click here

The Chelsea House B&B click here

The Grove Hotel Falmouth click here

The Greenlawns Hotel click here

For more information click here

 

Documents and Insurance:

Valid Passport

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status

Liability waiver/Agreement forms

Proof of health insurance that will cover you while traveling abroad or proof of purchase of such a product

Medical information/Emergency Contact form