Moving to the UK: Brexit
With so much already going on in 2020, here is another change for you to be aware of!
In January 2020 it was announced that the UK was no longer part of the EU. A grace period from February 2020 until the 31st of December 2020 was given. This meant that all rules in place would still apply up until the end of the year. New agreements will be put in place and apply from the 1st of January 2021. We do not yet know what these new agreements will look like but it may mean that if you hold an EU passport you may not be able to live and work in the UK after January 2021 (without a visa). Therefore it might be a good idea to travel to the UK and arrive before the 31st of December 2020 so you can apply for ‘settled status’ this will help you to be able to live and work in the UK long term.
Here are some useful links that may help you with your research and decision making.
- Settled Status: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families
- EU Citizens: https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen
It’s a good idea to keep up to date with all officials announcements by checking the UK immigration website regularly: https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen
Although there are many things up in the air, UK schools still need teachers so Point to Point Education are still working throughout this period to recruit and place teachers in schools England. If you want to find out more or chat about your travel and teaching plans, we would love to hear from you.