Bristol Homestay Tuition & Covid-19


Bristol Homestay Tuition & Covid-19

By Lucy Tilney on Wednesday, 08 July, 2020

In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, I want to reassure my future students about the precautions that I am using to ensure the hygiene and safety of all of us. Please be certain that I take my responsibilities for the well-being of my students and my household very seriously.

The first thing to mention is that my system of one-to-one tuition is a great advantage over teaching larger groups. This is due to the reduced risk of infection because there is only the teacher and one student in the class. In the household, there is one other person only, a responsible adult who takes safety considerations very seriously. We will observe the safe distance of 1m, wash our hands regularly and thoroughly, and clean all surfaces scrupulously.

The classroom is a light and airy room with a door into the garden. During the classes, the door will be kept open to allow the air to circulate in the room, if the weather allows. This room is also the kitchen, where the student and I will eat. Again, if the weather allows, the door to the garden will be open.

Between my student bookings, the student’s bedroom will be cleaned very fastidiously; all surfaces will be wiped with disinfectant products. The bedding will be washed at high temperatures and the room will be very thoroughly vacuumed. After that, the windows will be kept open for a period so that the room is completely aired and refreshed.

The shower, which is shared with only one other person, will be cleaned between each use. There will be disinfectant wipes provided for use on the toilet seat and the handle. Separate towels and cleaning products will be provided for use. Vinyl gloves will be available, if required.

Disinfectant wipes will be provided for use with all door handles and light switches. There are also hand soap dispensers provided in the bathroom and kitchen. Face masks can be worn and will be available, if required.

If there are any other requirements that you think are important, please feel free to contact me to discuss.

I hope to see you here in friendly Bristol very soon!

Keep well; be happy; enjoy English!

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