BSA has this morning (Monday) spoken to the DfE about boarders at schools in England going home to their families (e.g. for exeats/weekly boarding) during lockdown, or to guardians, and urged the department to allow this to happen.
At the moment, however, under the new lockdown regulations, this is not permitted, but if an exemption is made for boarding schools we will communicate this immediately.
Best wishes Robin Fletcher
Chief Executive, BSA and BSA Group