Safety Protocol at IIC

Welcome to our Schools in Santo Domingo and Sosúa!

IIC Safety Protocol for On-site Classes

(Update: 15 July 2021)

The well-being of our teachers, employees and our students is our top priority. That is why we have taken protective and hygienic measures based on the health guidelines of the WHO and the Dominican Department of Public Health. Our goal is to guarantee for all of us a safe and pleasant learning atmosphere at our schools. Please follow the rules.

Stay home when feeling sick

This is our overall policy for clients and staff alike: If you feel sick, stay home and take your time to recover. If a student comes to the school with symptoms of sickness, the school’s staff and/or the teacher have the right to exclude the student from class. PLEASE act responsible and prevent others from getting sick themselves.

Hygiene

At both our locations, you will have access to several bathrooms where you can frequently wash your hands with soap and water. In addition, there are disinfectants for hands placed on several spots in the school building. Please follow the established sneeze & cough etiquette and hygiene rules.

Protective masks

Due to governmental order, protective masks must be worn in public areas. We kindly ask you to follow the rules when coming to our facilities.

Social distancing

In all areas of the school (indoor and outdoor) a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between all people on site has to be maintained. Seating arrangements in the classrooms, clear markings on the floor and the spacious areas of our outdoor classrooms, gardens and terraces help us to ensure compliance with the distance rules. Mobile boards and WIFI available on the whole school premise enable us to flexibly move classes to distant free spaces if necessary.

Group sizes

Groups are limited to a maximum number of students depending on the size of the classroom. It varies between 3 to max. 10 students per group, all seated in a min. distance of 1.5 meters between each other. Spanish group classes stay limited to a max. amount of 7 students with an average of 3 to 4 students per class.

Cleaning

We ensure the highest possible hygiene through a thorough daily cleaning with special disinfection-inhibiting products. In addition, we disinfect frequent contact points such as door handles, light switches or hand rails several times a day. Please feel welcome to enjoy our terraces and gardens. Chairs and sunbeds are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

Catering

We will continue to provide water for free throughout the day. Please bring your own water bottle for refill at our water dispenser. Our community kitchen is accessible; please follow the safety guidelines when using our facilities. Breakfast will not be served at IIC until further notice.

Lodging

  • Our Students Residences are open for lodging, both in Sosúa as well as in Santo Domingo.
    PRIVATE STUDIOS will only be occupied with one person UNLESS people are travelling together; they can book double occupancy.
    SHARED APARTMENT is available as well and can be booked in single occupancy (or double if people are travelling together) without meals (self-catering). Students have their private room each. They share all other facilities (kitchen, balcony, bathroom (unless booked as private bath)) under the discretion of the student’s own responsibility.
    — Lodging can be booked with self-catering only. Breakfast usually served at IIC Sosúa is not available until further notice.
  • If you like to stay in a hotel with A/C, we are glad to refer you to our partner hotels (available on economy and mid-range standard).
  • Homestay lodging is not available at this point. It will be available again starting January 2022.

Airport transfers

When booking our Students Residence, private airport transfer at arrival is offered by IIC from the nearest airport with one of our trusted taxi-drivers to maintain safety standards.

If you decide to book your own transfer, please let us know and we inform you about the check-in procedure for our lodging. PLEASE NOTE: In Sosúa, we have fixed check-in times which are between 14.00 and 16.00 h only (2 to 4pm), also on weekends.

Activities & Excursions

There are only few extracurricular activities organized by the school until further notice. We will gladly provide you with recommendations to safe places to go to on your own or use established providers on site for tours and excursions.

Opening hours / Office hours

Our school buildings are open to the public at the following opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (9:00-17:00 h).

The IIC Office Team can be reached by WhatsApp and email during regular office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm (8:30-17:00 h). Whatsapp +1.849.630.1052 | Email: info@iic-spanish.com

Person in Charge: Director of IIC School

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