Statement on the Coronavirus

18 March 2020

We are in unprecedented times with coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having across the world, including here in the UK.

The change in Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice in the UK today reflects the pace at which other countries are either closing their borders or implementing restrictive measures in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. We have been monitoring the situation and the latest official health and travel advice from the British Government, World Health Organisation and Public Health England to ensure we are able to take coordinated, proportionate, and decisive action in this evolving situation.

We have launched flexible booking policies that aim to empower our students with the confidence, freedom and assurance that we will support them throughout this uncertain time and beyond, and we will be here when they are ready to continue or start their language learning and development.

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As you know, the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and wider Bell community are our highest priority. We took early steps to ensure our staff and students at our schools are made aware of the virus, its symptoms and how it spreads. Anti-bacterial hand sanitising gels and face masks are available across all sites, and we will continue to provide recommended guidance for personal hygiene and hand washing to reduce exposure to any potential infection.

We recommend that you continue to regularly check for updates on governmental websites, like below:

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please contact your regional team – we are here to help.

Update reports

We are committed to keeping you updated with the developments at our schools as we navigate through these unprecedented and uncertain times.

Update Report | 18 March 2020

In this report:

  • Students currently at Bell
  • What if we had to close our school(s)?
  • Students yet to arrive
  • Online teaching at Bell
  • Our current position

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Last updated: 18 March 2020