Our host families and drivers continue to put additional precautions in place to keep students safe during times when they are away from school. You can read more about these measures on this page.
We are pleased that having been working closely with our partner schools since March 2020 and are united in our positive attitude to ensuring the transition of students back to education in the UK is smooth, whilst keeping international students as safe as possible.
Host family accommodation is available again this year to students during the Easter break in the face of ongoing travel restrictions across the globe. Residential programmes at Caterham School and OISC have also proved popular. Our Guardianship Care team is also busy preparing Summer accommodation options for our students.
For those who were able to fly home, the Bright World Guardianship Care team continues to offer Pre-flight testing assistance and airport transfers for those who require this service.
Our focus as guardians is to ensure our students stay safe whilst they are away from their boarding house. Schools have been working hard and continue to adapt to the ever-changing situation and we want everyone to feel reassured that we are doing the same.
In cooperation with our partner schools, agents and parents we have therefore formulated the following enhanced service plan.
We are liaising with schools to ensure that they will be isolating children who present with symptoms whilst in the boarding house. If a school has a situation whereby they cannot provide facilities to isolate a student and offer them care then Bright World will step in. This could include moving students ‘mid isolation’ if the period coincides with the end of term and the school is closing.
Bright World has been working closely with our professional host family network and now have a selection of fully risk-assessed host families to provide safe and secure isolation facilities. Read our full Isolation Care plan here.
If a child presents with symptoms while in a host family, then the host family will take full care of the student for the full period of their isolation and will arrange for appropriate medical assistance.
Safe transportation is very much part of our Covid-support plan. Coronavirus has broadened the definition of the term 'safe travel' and so it is important to know that we are your guardian are following all the necessary government guidance. Our drivers continue to uphold our Covid-19 Driver and Passenger Safety Policy a policy and so we can reassure parents that Covid-safety, as well as road-safety, will be our drivers' top priority. Please contact us if you would like to view a copy of our Driver Policy and Charter.
Travel restrictions will inevitably mean that some students may need to stay in the UK during the longer holidays again this year.
We have therefore taken the decision to once again offer all guardianship students the option of staying with a Bright World host family during Christmas and Easter.
We are also delighted to be able to offer a selection of holiday and revision programmes for students who would prefer this alternative option to homestay. Our partner residential courses are also available during the Summer holidays.
Students flying home are required by some destination countries to have a Covid-19 test before they leave the UK. Bright World can help.
Find out more about the latest rules for international travel to England on our UK Arrival page.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bright World has been a vital extra level of support to overseas parents, students and schools.
We are delighted to be part of forward-thinking cooperation of schools and guardians called Safe Schools UK.
The objectives of the initiative are:
Bright World is a proud member of the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard. The scheme ensures that businesses adhere to local public health guidance and has carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment, to ensure that all required policies and processes are in place.