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Information and Guidance for Parents, Carers and Students.


At BOA we follow the guidance published by the DfE on reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Please find examples of our BOA Safety Plan (which has been shared with students) and examples of risk assessments for classrooms, communal areas and visitors to the site.

Please see the attachments section below for:

  • The BOA Safety Plan September 2020 & General Risk Assessments
  • Back to School Parental Information Leaflet (published by the UK Government)
  • The latest BOA Covid 19 guidance leaflet for students and carers

Latest government information for parents has been published online here:

What should students do if they become ill?

"It’s important that if your child (or anyone in their household) has any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, they do not attend school and stay at home. You should arrange for them to get a test and tell your school the test results. This will help the NHS Test and Trace process. If you have a positive test result, your household should remain at home and follow the Test and Trace self-isolation guidance." - HM Government #Backtoschool

The key symptoms of Covid-19 are:

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

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

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

how do i arrange a covid-19 test?

You can have a test (swab test) to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) now. You can choose to take the test:

  • at a test site near you today and get your result tomorrow
  • with a home test kit

This service is for people in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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



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. What are the requirements with regard to face coverings?
  4. How should students should travel to and from BOA?
  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: