Coronavirus Update – A message to all parents and students

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Dear parents and students. We understand that the unfolding events of late have left many of us uncertain about what awaits us in the medium to long term. We have heard from many parents who expressed concerns about what the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) means for their child’s education. The Coronavirus outbreak is a serious concern for us at Boost Education and we hold the safety of our students as our utmost priority.

Temporary closure of centres and mock exams cancellation

As you have already been made aware, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, all Boost Education centres have been closed in compliance with government instructions. We are monitoring developments closely and will comply with any further instructions from the Department of Education. 

Furthermore, I would also like to reiterate that mock exams will be cancelled to ensure the safety of all our students and staff members. Rest assured that all parents will be notified with any updates that we may have and we will take action in line with government decisions.

We’re keeping the momentum going

Recent weeks saw us testing the viability of online tutoring classes and we’re happy to inform parents that we will be hosting virtual tutoring lessons as of Wednesday 1st April 2020 starting from 10am. New and existing students can sign up for our online classes on our website at a reduced rate when compared to in-person sessions. 

We’ve committed to keeping the cost of our classes down during the Coronavirus outbreak in order to make affordable tutoring available to everyone who needs it. Our classes will be hosted in a one-to-one tutor to student setting to ensure students get the most out of their lessons. If you are interested in booking an online tutoring class for your child, please do so here.

Stay safe

We strongly advise all parents not to let their child participate in any in-person tutoring lessons for the foreseeable future. Please use all prescribed precautions to keep your family protected from infection. Here are some top tips to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Practice social distancing whenever you come into contact with someone
  • Only go outside when absolutely necessary and keep your children indoors
  • Keep hand sanitiser handy in your home, car, purse or bag
  • Wear face masks and encourage others to do the same
  • Self-isolate if you experience flu-like symptoms and contact your doctor
  • Check your child’s temperature regularly and check for flu-like symptoms
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after coming into contact with others

You can read more about the Coronavirus on the National Health Service’s website which contains useful information for non-infected persons and those who suspect that they may be ill. For live updates on the state of the outbreak on a global and per country basis, we suggest visiting www.worldometers.com regularly to stay informed.

Contact us if you have any questions

While we are physically out of reach, parents can still reach out to us via telephone, website, email and social media channels. Feel free to contact us for any questions you may have about events as they unfold and any updates on developments relating to education or our tutoring services. I wish you all the best in this difficult time and am sure that we will come through this stronger, together. 

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