The UK has healthcare services you may be eligible for. Please read the below information and ensure your personal safety before you arrive in the UK.
If you have a routine illness during your stay, you will need to be registered with a General Practitioner to receive treatment. For emergencies dial 999 or 112 (these numbers are free to call) and ask for the ambulance service.
It is a requirement of IAESTE that participants should take out comprehensive personal insurance. Proof of insurance coverage must be included on the Acceptance Note before you return it to your national IAESTE office.
Incoming trainees are covered in the same way as UK nationals for industrial accidents under the provision of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Some of our reception programme activities include outdoor sports, such as canoeing, hill-walking, etc. Please make sure your insurance covers you for these activities.
Neither IAESTE UK nor the British Council can be held responsible for any accidents which may occur either at your place of work or elsewhere during your training placement in the UK.
Whether this is your first time travelling abroad or you are a frequent traveller, please read Safety First document available from: http://www.educationuk.org/global/articles/safety/