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Covid-19 Updates

Autumn term 2023

The UK Government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19, and we would ask all staff, students and visiting tutors to adhere to these.

> Get vaccinated. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19. All staff and students are expected to be double-vaccinated against coronavirus. You are also expected to engage with the booster programme. If you’re travelling from abroad to study with us there will be opportunities for you to get vaccinated when you’re here; further information and FAQs with regards to international students and COVID-19 vaccinations can be found on the UKCISA website.

> Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces. Remember that wearing a face covering can not only help protect others and yourself from coronavirus, but they can also help reduce the spread of colds and flu, helping you stay fit and healthy.

> Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside.

> If you’re not feeling well, please don’t attend classes at the Theatre School. This not only includes having coronavirus symptoms, but also cold and flu. Students are expected to let your tutors and/or course leader know if you’re missing learning activities – please refer to your course handbook for who you should contact.  Staff and visiting tutors should contact their line manager or point of contact at the School.

Covid-19 documentation

The School’s key Covid-19 protocols and documentation can be downloaded from the links below.

BOVTS Covid-19 outbreak management plan (PDF, 249 KB)

BOVTS Covid-19 risk assessment (PDF, 161 KB)

One of my favourite parts about BOVTS is that it feels ‘homegrown’. From the set to the costume, lighting, acting and sound, every single aspect of a theatre production or film is down to the students. The location of Clifton is so serene and the School being so small everyone knows each other and it feels so personal and special. Violet Morris, BA Professional Acting Student