Covid-19 Information

Brighton Language College is committed to making your experience here as safe as possible. We are taking measures to ensure you are safe and well at school, in your accommodation and outside.

Please refer to English UK advice on Covid-19 here

Please also refer to our Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessment

This guidance can be downloaded here

 Classes

  • Classes may be smaller to maintain 1 metre+ social distancing rules and classrooms will be arranged to accommodate these measures
  • Lesson will have flexible start and finish times to reduce the pressure on corridors, communal areas and public transport
  • Adult students will continue to be level tested before arrival
  • Where possible digital references will be used to avoid sharing resources
  • We will take measures to minimise the number of students and staff you have contact with, creating class bubbles where possible
  • Reduce the need for sharing of study materials by increasing stock

School Building

  • Hand sanitiser and handwashing facilities are available throughout the school for frequent use
  • The cleaning of the school will be increased to include daily disinfection of classrooms, rest rooms, break out areas, reception, common areas and offices
  • Movement around the school will be managed to ensure that social distancing is maintained
  • We will be arranging furniture at a suitable distance and provide appropriate signage showing social distance requirements
  • Students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings on public transport to and from school
  • The building will be well ventilated, and we will make use of outdoor spaces
  • We will use a one-way systems for stairs and corridors using 2 central stairwells and 3 building entrances

Accommodation

  • We will only be providing single room accommodation, except for family members travelling together
  • We are providing guidance to our homestays on how to keep themselves and students safe at home
  • If a student becomes unwell with COVID-19, or their host family do, we have provisions in place to ensure students can isolate safely and comfortably if needed

Social Programme / Activities

  • The Social Programme will take into account current circumstances, but will still provide students with the opportunity to make new friends and explore different cultures whilst practising their English

Welfare

  • Ensure our first aiders and welfare team are all up to date with current Public Health England guidance for Covid-19
  • All staff are trained on new policy and procedure for Covid-19 safety
  • A safe space exists if symptoms develop while onsite
  • Students will be able to meet welfare and academic staff as needed either in person where appropriate (following social distancing) or online