COVID-19 news and updates

Update as at 05 JAN 2022

It goes without saying that whilst travel has been disrupted we remain focussed on achieving what we do best: offering amazing Gap Year experiences in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Thailand. Here is our Gap Year Travel Advice for Letz Live programmes. 

We are still operating

We are delighted to advise that our programmes have remained operational in 2021 having received a large number of very strong applicants from around the world and schools that were keen to continue to recruit Gap Assistants; many have actually increased their Gap Assistant intake!

Applications for our 2022/2023 intakes are open

With vaccination programmes becoming more prevalent around the world we’re already starting to see application levels return to pre-pandemic levels for programmes commencing next year; particularly for Australian based applicants interested in our UK and New Zealand programmes.

Please see relevant programme pages for application closing dates. 

If you or your parents have any questions, queries or concerns regarding the programme, please contact our offices and one of our team can assist you.

We will continue to update this page with news regarding COVID-19. 

New Zealand remains closed to international travellers. We are expecting more information at the end of February 2022. 

We’re still taking applications for July 2022, again due to increased placement opportunities with our host schools.

The UK updated their entry requirements from October 4th, 2021. They removed the traffic light system previously introduced. If you are travelling from any country not on their red list (currently Australia, New Zealand & South Africa) and are fully vaccinated prior to travelling, you will be exempt from any home quarantining. You will need to take a PCR test upon arrival and isolate until the test is returned negative. Our team will help arrange isolation (generally taken at a nearby hotel to the airport or your host school).

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to arrange home quarantine for 10 days prior to your Gap Year/ Working Holiday placement. Please contact us if you are arriving from a red listed country. 

All restrictions are currently lifted in the UK. 

Visas are being issued as normal and visa processing times are currently about 3-4 weeks. 

As of December 2021, Australia opened its borders to international travellers eligible for a working visa. 

If you have an Australian or New Zealand passport you do not need a visa to enter Australia. 

We are currently accepting applications for our July 2022 intake. 

Thailand remains closed to overseas nationals although travel exemptions are possible. Participants travelling to Thailand will be required to partake in mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival.

COVID-19 Clause

We have introduced a refund clause into our gap programme participant agreement should you be unable to travel within a designated timeframe ahead of your gap placement.

Flexible Payment Options

We fully appreciate that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed financial strain on a number of families. In light of this, we’ve teamed up with Skye Finance who can potentially provide you with flexible payment options for your gap year placement with 0% interest repayments. Please contact our office should you require additional information regarding this flexible payment arrangement. NB: this is available to Australian residents only.