The Escola strives to promote and maintain a safe, healthy learning and working environment for all of our students, staff and visiting lecturers. In light of the developing global pandemic related to the COVID-19, the team has been following guidelines and advice given by the WHO, EU and the Spanish government.

As such, the physical offices of the Escola remain closed. We are working with our team to help provide as much virtual content as possible whilst developing health and safety protocols for our students once it becomes safe to open our doors again. This page aims to provide general updates to our community, as well as provide links to various resources that could prove of interest. The content will be continually updated as new information becomes available, and as our protocols evolve with the official advice provided by the authorities.


  1. When will the courses start again?
    • The Escola follows closely the advice of the Spanish Health Ministry and the plan that it has developed for the Spanish companies to re-open. As of May 2020, the planned opening of the Escola’s office was set for the month of June –  pending any unforeseen developments related to the global health crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The courses planned for late spring and the summer have thus been cancelled or postponed. The earliest courses will take place in the fall – pending any final decisions made by the Spanish health authorities.
  2. I have already registered for a course. When / how will I find out whether the course will take place?
    • If you have registered for one of the Open Courses, the course coordinator for the course will contact you directly and inform you of the planned changes (if any) made to the course to ensure the health and safety of the course participants. If you have registered for one of the courses together with your institution, please contact your coordinating teacher for more information (we will be in direct contact with them and inform them of the next steps). 
  3. Will the shared cabin structure of the boarded courses continue in the second half of the 2020?
    • In April 2020 an official communication announced that double occupancies in vessel cabins will be restricted to family travellers only. The Escola and its partners are constantly monitoring the situation and will follow any official guidelines published by the institutions to ensure the safety of the students.
  4. I have registered for a course that has now been cancelled. Will I be fully refunded? How can I get my refund?
    • If you have registered for a course that has been cancelled, you are eligible for a refund. Please contact for details on how to arrange for a bank transfer.
  5. What are the safety measures being planned for the upcoming courses?
    • The Escola will ensure that all students that demonstrate any of the symptoms of the virus are not admitted to the course, and will ask of all students to monitor their health for 14 days prior to planned embarkation. The Escola will reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone with a fever of 37.5C or more, or showing a dry and persistent cough. New protocols are being developed, which specify the procedures to ensure the cleanliness of the classrooms and the social distancing measures recommended by the relevant authorities to prevent the spread of Covid-19. All of the conditions will be adapted to the specific activities carried out during the courses – for example masks and gloves should be work by the students and teachers during all practical visits to terminals and port installations, among others. All of the requirements will be communicated to the students in advance prior to the start of the course.

Health and Safety Protocols

Courses in Barcelona

Onboard courses

HQ Protocols

If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us!