The ‘Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak’ has been updated and now includes guidance for schools on restricting attendance and other actions to be followed during the national lockdown.

The section for boarding reads:

Boarding and residential schools, including international pupils

Vulnerable children and the children of critical workers who have already travelled to their boarding school should continue to receive face to face education. Where other pupils have already travelled to their boarding school, in anticipation of school starting, they can continue to receive remote education in their boarding houses.

Vulnerable children and the children of critical workers who have not yet done so can return to their boarding school to receive face to face education. Where other pupils have not yet returned to their boarding school, they should not travel and should receive remote education at home.

To read the full guidance, please click here.

Mass asymptomatic testing: schools and colleges

The guidance for ‘Mass asymptomatic testing: schools and colleges’ has also been updated, please click here to read this.

The BSA is working closely with the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and all member associations to provide schools with advice and guidance in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, please note that the BSA nor the other associations referenced are medical, statutory or legal authorities and advice must be read in that context.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the BSA Team via email or telephone.

Best wishes, The BSA Team
E. bsa@boarding.org.uk
T. +44 (0)207 798 1580