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FAQ about the Coronavirus Outbreak iconFAQ about the Coronavirus Outbreak

To prospective parents

Q:When will the school open?

In accordance with local authority regulations, the school currently plans to reopen on Monday 2nd March

Q:Can I pay a visit to the school before the school opens?

The school will remain closed to all visitors until Monday 2nd March

Q:How can I make an enquiry about the school during the closure?

Your are welcome to contact us regarding school admissions or enquiries any time by means laid out in this previous article Admissions Office Is Fully Functional 招生部远程办公,欢迎咨询. Our Admissions team will provide you with comprehensive information regarding the school in response to your online enquiry.

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:I have signed up for the Saturday School. Are dates determined?

We plan to resume Saturday School from 14th March, for the start of our twelve week sessions.

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.

About security

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.

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