Dear members

This week’s Covid-19 communication covers:

  1. New update as of 18.05.20
  2. Links to previous advice.

As ever the update is issued by BSA in conjunction with our partners BAISIS and ISC. BSA reminds all schools that it is not a medical, statutory or legal authority and any advice is given on that basis.

A.1: What has changed
The last week has seen a further easing of lockdown measures in many countries, a return to school in some, and also a limited return to boarding. UNESCO has a useful overview of which countries have reopened schools with a “school closure” monitor.  This indicates that some 30% of the world’s children now have some access to school, but with countrywide closures still in 156 countries.

Individual Governments have been issuing guidance to their schools regarding reopening, but UNESCO has also produced a Framework for Reopening Schools. Although this is aimed at Governments and education departments, it still makes interesting reading.