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Information and Guidance for Parents, Carers and Students.

What should students do if they become ill?

The key symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • Fever and tiredness
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Loss of taste or smell

You can find out more information relating to Covid-19 symptoms here:

Should a student display any of these symptoms whilst at home then they must NOT come to BOA. Instead, NHS guidance should be followed.

You can find information here:

If a student displays any of these symptoms whilst at BOA, then they must inform a member of staff immediately.



Please click on the attachment below to read our latest guidance leaflet for students and parents.

The leaflet covers answers the following questions:

  1. What is Covid 19 and how does it spread?
  2. What can students expect when they return to BOA?
  3. How should students should travel to and from BOA?
  4. What are the uniform requirements at this time?
  5. What are the personal responsibilities of BOA students?
  6. What should students do if they become ill?
  7. Is it normal to feel anxious about Covid-19?


Up-to-date information:

Government Covid-19 information and testing hub:

Information on getting tested for Covid-19:

NHS general information about Covid-19:

World health organisation recommendations :

Government guidance for educational settings:

Government guidance for using public transport:

Government guidance for making a face covering:

NHS Covid-19 mental heaqlth support page:

NSPCC Covid 19 Support Hub: