Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the NHS pages on coronavirus for health information and advice. See the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Last Updated: 26th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the latest advice from the UK Government on social distancing and avoiding non essential travel, all in-person lessons would be suspended until further notice.

Read the NHS pages on coronavirus for health information and advice. See the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others.

Last Updated: 26th March 2020

My Response Level
Level 4 100%

Due to the rapid spreading of COVID-19, The UK Government moved from the containment to the delay phase for the COVID-19 outbreak. The delay phase involves reducing close contact between people to slow down community transmission to smooth demand on the NHS. I am supporting the delay phase by adopting all measures up to LEVEL 4.  Please be rest assured I have no travel history to high risk areas or close contact with confirmed cases.

Responses at a glance

LEVEL 1

PREPARE

  • Clean teaching materials and tablet screens before and after lessons.

LEVEL 2

REDUCE

  • Introduce discounted rates for online lessons to encourage students, reducing in-person lessons. 
  • Avoid all public transport and crowded areas. All travel is replaced by car-share, private hire or cycling.
  • Provide free cancellation 4 hours prior to lesson start time should you be uncomfortable having a lesson.

LEVEL 3

RESTRICT

  • Cancel in-person lessons involving peak hour travel, 3pm - 7pm. All lessons would be rescheduled to a later start at 7pm. 
  • Provide Personal Protection Equipment, e.g. face masks, during lessons if requested.
  • Maintain a safe 2m distance with all my students.

LEVEL 4

ELIMINATE

  • Deliver all lessons remotely in online classrooms.

Notice regarding lessons on 13th March 2020.

To encourage remote lessons, I have introduced a special rate: £30 per hour, for all online lessons.

I am rescheduling all lessons to avoid peak-hours travel from Monday 16th March. Lessons starting between 3 to 7 pm would move to later start time at 7pm. Weekend lessons continue as normal.

By travelling via car-share, private hire or cycling, I am reducing the contact between myself and others. This leads to an increase in travel cost, however, I strive to keep my lessons rates the same for my students.

In-person lesson rates would be changed to completely distance-based and standardised across the board for all my students as specified here. This represent no increase in rates for 80% of my students.

Understanding the aspirations of my students, regardless of how COVID-19 develops in the weeks to come, I would continue to be available to support the needs of my students.