Everywhere in the world, over the past year, we have had to drastically alter or adapt our habits due to the spread of COVID-19. While the storm is not yet behind us, new ways of consuming products and services, getting together, traveling, working, studying, etc. have emerged. These have now become new standards for daily life and work.
Now, with the recent news of the extension of the state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, and 8 other prefectures in Japan, we must continue to remain vigilant and be mindful of the basic rules to protect oneself and others from the spread of the virus. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and internet personality, Fuwa-chan, discuss some advice below:
Some universities as well as a number of language schools were prompt to react as soon as the COVID-19 outbreak hit. Moving into 2021, there is a consensus among all players in the industry on what adapting to the “new normal” means for the education companies.
First, lessons and courses should be provided via online platforms in order to be able to continue delivering education services. Universities nowadays deliver 80% to 100% of their curriculum via online platforms while many language schools have had to start offering online lessons if they were not already doing so.
Second, for schools who continue to deliver face-to-face lessons, several changes have to be made to ensure a clean and safe environment for students and employees alike. At our RSLC branches, these include:
More than implementing these “new normal” measures for health and well-being, paying attention to cleanliness is also important for creating a conducive study and work environment for our students and staff. Although it was a crisis that forced us to be more mindful of good hygiene habits, we are happy to have learned and improved from it as well.