FAQ about the Coronavirus Outbreak
To prospective parents
Q：When will the school open?
The Shanghai Education Authority has still not declared an opening date for schools. We are aware that a declaration of opening dates has been released in some other Chinese provinces, and one international school in Shanghai has already communicated an opening date. Until the official announcement by the Shanghai Education Authority, Britannica remains reluctant to declare our school opening date.
In preparation for the school opening, we have started to recall those teachers who are currently residing outside China, back to Shanghai. This recall will ensure their arrival back in Shanghai and the completion of the fourteen-day school quarantine by the time schools eventually open.
We remind all parents that their children will also require a fourteen-day quarantine from school after arriving back in Shanghai, and before attendance after re-opening.
Q：Can I pay a visit to the school before the school opens?
The school will remain closed to all visitors until after school reopens.
Q：How can I make an enquiry about the school during the closure?
Your are welcome to click here and leave your details. Our Admissions team will be in contact soon and provide you with comprehensive information regarding the school and our admission process.
Q： Can I speak with one of the Senior Leadership Team members during school closure?
Yes, you can, through arrangement with our Admissions team.
Q：Can I make an application to the school before the school re-opens?
We continue to welcome registrations for students to join us, from any period after school re-opens.
Q：Is it possible for my child to receive a school offer during this period?
On submission of all relevant documentation and discussion with our Admissions team, we will be in a position to make offers for student places.
To current parents
Q：Is the stability of school staff affected by the virus?
Staff at Britannica remain determined to provide continuous and high quality remote E-Learning to all our students from Pre-Nursery to Year 13 during the school closure period.
Q：How confident can I be to return to China and the school?
Individuals always have to make a personal assessment of their family’s wellbeing in such situations. The school would only open when we are certain of high levels of safety and security on-site.
Q：Does the school know how many parents will return to the school after the closure?
Many of our students remain in Shanghai and are looking forward to returning to school. Most parents who are overseas, are monitoring the current situation, and plan to return when school reopens.
Q：How does the school react to the outbreak in terms of hygiene and security?
Campus hygiene and personnel health screening is our priority at this time.
Q：How does the school check the health status of its staff working during school closure?
Staff are registered and health screened on entering the school premises and daily communications are kept with all staff to ensure their health and safety.
Q：Is there anyone affected by the virus in the school community? If so, how many?
There are currently no students or staff affected by the virus in our school community.
Q：What happens if someone in the school community catches the virus?
Any personnel suspected of having symptoms of the virus is not allowed on the school campus
Q：How does the school clean its facilities?
Deep cleaning of the school is carried out every day, and ongoing disinfectant of areas throughout the working day. The school is kept well ventilated.