Due to travel restrictions relating to Coronavirus, we know that lots of students will be unable to travel home for the holidays this December, or would simply prefer not to. Whilst some schools may remain open to accommodate their students for the duration of the holidays, many will still require all students to leave the premises. This leaves a large number of overseas students in need of a place to stay somewhere in the UK. In this case, many will turn to their UK guardian to help find a solution.
All students enrolled with Bright World Guardianships have the option of staying with their host family for the Christmas break. In most cases, this will be the same family that they usually stay with for half terms and exeat weekends throughout the year. This is a lovely way to spend the Christmas holidays, as students can experience first-hand what a real British Christmas is like. It can also be a nice, warm environment for students who may be feeling unhappy about not spending the holidays with their own family.
Our team of highly trained Guardianship Care Managers will be able to suggest alternative solutions for students who prefer a residential option. All overseas students must first enrol onto our guardianship programme to access our network of carefully screened host families, and can do so by filling out the form linked below.
For the reassurance of parents and agents overseas, all of our host families have signed up for our Host Family Covid-19 Safe Plan. This means that they will know what to do, should a student fall ill with Covid-19 symptoms while they are staying with them. Families will also be carrying out enhanced deep cleaning. Host family accommodation will be in single rooms, with students only sharing if they arrive from the same household or if the room is of a sufficient size for social distancing to be possible.