Coronavirus Update

We want to update you with what we are doing here at blue{shift} in relation to the spread of the Covid-19 virus (commonly known as coronavirus).

To help combat the spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of our students and staff we are making some operational changes to our services. We will update these procedures as the situation changes - so please check back regularly to ensure you have received the most up to date information.

Current situation

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has urged the public to carry on as normal “for now”. Likewise, the government is advising schools and other educational facilities to stay open and to continue unless that organisation discovers a positive case of the virus (to read more, click here). Until government advice changes we will continue to run after-school clubs, holiday coding camps, and private tuition sessions.

What we are doing about it

We have instructed blue{shift} staff to ensure that every child washes their hands on arrival, before and after each class, and before lunch and snack times. During our holiday camps we will have extra anti-bac hand wash in every classroom and around our venue. We're asking that children who are ill do not attend camp and if we notice that a child is not feeling well we will call immediately and ask you to pick them up from the class. 

None of our staff have travelled or are planning to travel to any high-risk areas. If your child, anyone in your family, or anyone close to you has visited a Category 1 area, it is vital that you seek medical help and self-isolate.

Refund guarantee for camps

As part of our procedural changes we are implementing a full refund policy. We will offer you a full refund if: 

  • You, your child, another member of your family, or someone close to you is affected by the virus. 
  • You, your child, another member of your family, or someone close to you have visited a Category 1 area.
  • You have serious concerns about the risk of sending your child to a blue{shift} lesson.
  • We have to cancel our camp due to the spread of the virus.

Please contact us if any of the above apply to you and we will be happy to refund you for the entirety of your coding camp booking.

What can you do?

It is understood that children are a low-risk group, and it has so far been uncommon for children to be diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus. Despite this, it is still vital that precautionary measures are taken. Other than self-isolation, there are a number of methods that are essential to stopping the spread of the virus. This includes regularly washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough. 

It is worth pointing out the difference in advice for those who have visited Category 1 areas as opposed to those who have visited Category 2 areas. For those who have visited Category 1 areas you must stay home and self-isolate even if you have no symptoms. Those who have visited Category 2 areas should only self-isolate if they get symptoms, especially a cough or fever. To check the locations included in each category please click here.

Please note that we are taking as many sensible measures as we can and we will continue to use the current advice from Public Health England and the UK government as our guideline. 

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, 

The blue{shift} team

This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19, precautions that are being taken by blue{shift}, and prevention measures you can take. This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.