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Weather Policy

In the interest of your children’s safety and in accordance with the guidelines of the EDB and Hong Kong Observatory, lessons will be cancelled in the event of adverse weather conditions. All ESF Language & Learning Centre lessons follow the policies below on the conditions under which lessons will be cancelled and the time at which cancellation comes into effect. In certain instances, classes may not proceed due to overriding circumstances, including but not limited to unsafe facilities, EDB or other announcements. In such cases an announcement will be made on our website and no refund, credit or make-ups will be provided. 

We have these timings in place to ensure the safety of our students and also to ensure our staff can safely travel to and from the centre. We advise you to check our website as we will post a notice confirming any cancellations once a decision has been made.

Rainstorm and Typhoon Warning Signals raised BEFORE the start of a session

Amber Rainstorm / Typhoon No. 1

     

Sessions will continue as normal.

Red or Black Rainstorm

   

ESF Language & Learning Centre will close for the session.

If the warning is in place 2 hours before the lesson start time, the session will be cancelled. If the warning is lowered before this time, the session will proceed as usual.*

Typhoon No. 3 or No. 8

   

ESF Language & Learning Centre will close for the session

If a T3 or T8 signal is still in place 2 hours before the lesson start time, the session will be cancelled. If the signal is lowered to T1 before this time, the session will proceed as usual.*

*Classes will resume once the signal has been lowered: 

Time signal is lowered at or before:

7:00 am

9:00 am

11:30 am

1:30 pm

Classes will run from:

9:00 am

11:00 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

If Typhoon signal number 3 or above / red or black rainstorm warning is still in effect at 2pm, all playgroup classes will be cancelled.

Rainstorm and Typhoon Warning Signals raised when the session is in operation

If a rain warning is raised after the above time we advise you to stay home as it may be unsafe to travel. If you have already set off for school then proceed to school where staff will look after your child. If a typhoon warning is raised on your way to school or during class we advise you to return home if it is safe to travel. Please be assured that if the signal is raised during class your child will be supervised until they are collected by a parent / guardian.

Other useful links:

Hong Kong Observatory - http://www.hko.gov.hk
Education Bureau - http://www.edb.gov.hk