COVID-19: Guidance for Visitors

COVID-19: Guidance for Visitors

Updated: 23 March 2020

Please note that Bedford Modern School is now closed except for the children of key workers for whom we are continuing to offer provision.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Updated: 17 March 2020

We are asking for the support of all of those who visit Bedford Modern School in minimising the spread of Coronavirus to our community.

With this in mind, and having considered guidance from Public Health England, we ask that you do not visit our school if you have either of the following symptoms:

  • A new, continuous cough
  • A high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

Please do not visit us if you have been in direct contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus in the last 14 days.

We also ask that you refrain from visiting us if for any reason if you have travelled from, passed through or been in contact with anyone returning from any of the following countries or areas in the past 14 days (irrespective of symptoms):

(i) Wuhan City or Hubei Province in China, Special care zones in South Korea (Daegu, Cheongdo, Gyeongsan), Iran, or Italy since 9 March 2020, or

(ii) Mainland China outside of Hubei province, South Korea outside of the special zones, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and have the symptoms of Coronavirus (that is, a fever, cough or shortness of breath) even if your symptoms are mild.

To minimise the spread of infection, please do not be offended if people refrain from using forms of physical greeting during this time such as shaking hands.

If you fall within category (ii) above and develop symptoms of Coronavirus whilst here, please inform a member of staff immediately. If you develop such symptoms within 14 days of visiting the school, please also inform us as soon as possible by emailing

We welcome many visitors to BMS on a daily basis, and we realise that this approach may cause inconvenience and disappointment to some, but we ask that you bear with us and appreciate that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our community.

As the situation is changing rapidly we will update this guidance, so please check again immediately prior to your visit in case our position has changed.

Thank you for your support and understanding.