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Health, Safety and COVID-19

Information and Guidance for Students, Parents and carers.


The BOA Group  follows 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 2021 & 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 suspect they have coronavirus or HAVE a positive test?

Do not attend the academy if:
    •    You are showing one or more coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
    •    You have had a positive test result
    •    There are other reasons requiring them to stay at home, for example, they are required to quarantine
You should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do.
If you attend nursery, school, or college when you have symptoms, we can take the decision to refuse you entry, in our reasonable judgement, it is necessary to protect other pupils and staff from possible infection with COVID-19. Our decision would need to be carefully considered in light of all the circumstances and current public health advice.




Anyone with a positive test result will need to:

If the PCR test is taken within the 2 days following the positive LFD result, and is negative, it overrides the self-test LFD test and your child can return to nursery, childminders, school or college, as long as they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have any questions about the asymptomatic testing programme, speak to your school or college.

Nurseries, schools and colleges only need to trace close contacts up to and including 18 July. From 19 July, as with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case to identify close contacts. This is likely to be a small number of individuals who would be most at risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the nature of the close contact.



How do i arrange a COVID-19 PCR TEST?

If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.


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

About COVID-19
Getting tested - guidance GOV.UK site
Getting tested guidance and NHS Site




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

What parents and students need to know about schools and colleges - Government Guidance
Click Here

Government Covid-19 information and testing hub: 
Click Here

Order a rapid flow test kit
Click Here

Information on getting tested for Covid-19:  
Click Here

NHS general information about Covid-19: 
Click Here

World health organisation recommendations: 
Click Here

Government guidance for educational settings: 
Click Here

Government guidance for using public transport: 
Click Here

Government guidance for making a face covering: 
Click Here

NHS Covid-19 mental health support page: 
Click Here

NSPCC Covid 19 Support Hub - Advice and support for parents and carers: 
Click Here