Your health is our priority. Following government guidelines and in line with British Council standards, we aim to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff. We have put the following measures in place to make our teaching centres as safe as possible
To reduce the risk of transmission, all areas are cleaned throughout the day. In classrooms, tabletops and the backs of chairs are cleaned and disinfected before every class.
Only students and staff will be allowed entry to our teaching floors. We ask that parents, guardians or attendants accompany their child(ren) to the entrance of the British Council but not enter the building. British Council staff will ensure that students are guided to their classrooms. If you would like to speak to a member of the teaching centre, please call in advance to make an appointment or leave your details at Security on the ground floor and we will contact you as soon as possible.
We follow measures imposed by the local authorities. To facilitate compliance, classroom tables have been replaced so that each child has their own desk and class start and end times have been staggered. No two classes will take their breaks in the same area and children will be asked to adhere to physical distancing requirements during breaks.
We require that students, visitors and staff (including teachers and teaching assistants) to bring and wear their own face masks during their time in the building. Individuals without a mask will be refused entry to the building unless they can prove exemption from this measure in line with government guidelines.
Sanitization points are located on each floor and in each classroom. Students, visitors and staff are encouraged to make regular use of these dispensers.
Classroom windows and doors will remain open to maximise natural ventilation. All classroom air conditioning units have been deep cleaned and will be used as required.
Right to refuse entry
Staff or customers with any of the symptoms below, or known to be in quarantine, will not be admitted into our premises:
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
Children who develop any of these symptoms will be asked to wait in a dedicated isolation space until they can be collected by their accompanying parent, guardian or attendant. Government guidelines will be followed in all cases.
If face-to-face teaching is interrupted either because of a Covid-19 event or absence of the teacher, lessons will be delivered online until guidelines allow for resumption of face-to-face teaching. Please read our instructions for online lessons for children and adults.