Covid Information

 

BPP is proud to be part of a DfE-organised working group that promotes a Covid Test Secure approach to a phased return. This collaboration-led methodology looks beyond testing as a mere requirement, and champions how its implementation within a university’s culture can support a smooth and safe return.

For our control measures to make the biggest impact, we need to work together – taking accountability for our own potential to transmit the virus, in a way that best protects those we share our facilities with.

All students and members of staff planning to attend centre are encouraged to test twice-weekly, and will be required to show, on entry, that they have received a negative result from a Covid test taken within the previous 4 days.  

As it stands, given the vaccine programme is ongoing, and how the virus is spread - the government guidance relating to testing in universities is the same – regardless of whether individuals have had the jab(s) or not.

The NHS has published specific vaccination guidance for university students.

Reporting

If you:

  • have tested positive for Covid-19
  • are otherwise self-isolating at the request of the NHS, (e.g as a  result of suspected contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case)

You are required to complete the incident report form here.

The form needs to be completed, even if you haven’t visited a BPP study centre.

Student Testing

When visiting a centre it is reccomended that you engage in regular (ideally twice-weekly) Covid-testing. When you visit, you should bring evidence that your last COVID-19 test was taken no earlier than 4 days ago, and it must have come back negative. This is suggested even if you have received a vaccine. 

If you have symptoms of Covid-19

If you do have symptoms you should go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/ or call 119 and get a test through the NHS. Do not come to site if you develop new Covid symptoms after taking your last test.

If you do not have symptoms of Covid-19

You can now order coronavirus rapid lateral flow tests to your home address.

Please note, if you conduct a lateral flow test at home, you must report your result to the NHS.

You will then receive a text message and email, which you can show upon entry to our centre.

If you are unable to order a test from the Government or book a test through your local authority. Alternatively, you can get a test through asymptomatic community testing programmes. Find out if the area where you live offers rapid lateral flow test sites at https://www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site

Testing FAQs:

  • What happens if my result is positive?
  • What support can BPP offer me through self-isolation?
  • I take lateral flow tests at home. Can I use these? 
    • If you conduct a lateral flow test at home, you must report your result to the NHS at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result. This will give you the confirmation you’ll need to show on entrance (in the form of a text message and email).
  • I have recently recovered from COVID, and am getting false positives from Lateral Flow Tests. Can I still come to centre?
  • I have been vaccinated, do I still need a test?
    • Yes. Until we know more about how vaccines work, we are asking that you take a Covid-19 test before coming to centre.

Visiting Centres

BPP study centres are now fully open. Those on site are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering (government exemptions apply) when travelling around the centre. On arrival you are encouraged to 'check-in' via a QR code, and this information will be stored for 21 days in accordance with Track and Trace requirements. If you have any questions one of the facilities staff on-site will be happy to assist you.

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If you have any feedback on the centres, please contact samedwards@bpp.com who is the Student President working on the transition.

Latest Updates

We are constantly monitoring Government advice and will continue updating our guidance to provide the latest and most relevant information to students and learners across all of our programmes.

Please note that all the COVID-19 FAQs can be found on the BPP website where they are regularly updated.

For the latest information, please refer to your Hub/VLE and the information below:

Universities Stay Safe COVID Guide (UKHSA) - 20/10/21

Guidance on Student ID Cards - 05/10/21

Guidance for Students Returning to Centres - 30/09/21

Guidance for International Students - 21/09/21

COVID-19 Measures and Reporting - 23/08/21

Reporting cases of COVID-19 - 02/08/21

Return to face to face teaching - 15/07/21

Teaching Delivery Update - 21/06/21

Arrangements for Returning to the University’s General Academic Regulations V1.3 – 03/06/21

Updated study centre opening hours in London - 28/05/21

Testing Information

Revised study centre opening hours - 10/05/21

Bookable study spaces in centres - 23/04/21

Arrangements for Returning to the University’s General Academic Regulations – 08/03/21

Covid testing - 24/02/21

Centres re-opening from 8 March update - 10/02/21

University assessments update - 19/01/2021

Learning Support and Safeguarding update – 11/01/2021

Centre closures from 4 January 05/01/21

Teaching delivery update - University 19/11/20

Arrangements for Returning to the University’s General Academic Regulations 14/12/20

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - No Detriment Statement for Students 22/07/20

Covid-19 Book a Study Space - Click here to book yourself a study space at a BPP Study Centre

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) - University centres reopening  20/08/20 

Update on University Graduation 05/06/20

Virtual Campus for all students and learners 15/04/20

Student guide to studying from home 06/04/20

BPP Inclusion and Learning Support Services