Update 19th April 2021
Centre risks assessments have been reviewed in March 2021. These have been carried out in full compliance with Covid secure Health and Safety measures and under the supervision of the Emergency Planning Team from London Borough of Bromley
Deep cleaning has been carried out at both Kentwood and Poverest centres during the Easter break
Rooms will be sanitised between lessons
Each classroom has been provided with wipes and antibacterial spray
Gel sanitisers are widely available at multiple points throughout the centres
Hand washing facilities are available at additional points other than gents’ or ladies’ toilets.
- face coverings will be available free of charge (receptions)
Home testing kits for students and staff
From 19th April, you will be able to collect a box of seven home testing kits from the Reception desk at both the Kentwood and Poverest Centres.
More information and Register your Results.
The Kentwood Centre Rapid Test centre – testing for Covid-19 if you do not have symptoms
The council has set up two rapid testing sites one at Bromley Civic Centre and the other at the Kentwood Centre, next door to BAEC. Both use lateral flow testing for those who do not have symptoms as one in three who test positive do not exhibit any symptoms.
Regular lateral flow testing in Bromley is for over 18s and is primarily intended for those who come into contact with people outside their own household or bubble as part of their everyday circumstances, such as key workers who perform necessary work outside their home. This regular testing aims to identify those with the virus but no symptoms so that they can self-isolate which means not going out at all and keeping a distance from household members if at all possible. This aims to prevent further spread of the virus by people who would otherwise not know they are passing it on because they do not feel unwell.
You can call Rapid Testing Hotline No 020 8461 7799 if you cannot access the online system.
Vaccination information for speakers of other languages
Public Health England has published information on the UK vaccination programme in community languages. You can download the resources here
Translated leaflets for parents are available on this link.
Covid-19 Vaccination Scam Alert
Be aware of fraudulent text messages or emails offering a Covid-19 vaccination – See our Scam Awareness page for further information.
National Lockdown from 5th January 2021
National Lockdown rules apply to all areas of England. General guidance can be found on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
Keeping Well This Winter
Bromley Well Mental Health and Wellbeing service has published a useful guide with the latest information on Coronavirus in Bromley, including an update on the vaccination programme from NHS Sout East London Clinical Commissioning Group, a summary of available services to support you in these difficult times and emergency help. You can download the guide here
NHS Test and Trace
Further coronavirus information
We are working closely with our colleagues at Bromley council to ensure that our learners have access to the latest local and national information.
Bromley council information
Updated advice from the UK Government regarding Coronavirus
The UK Government response page has been updated so that most information can be accessed from one place. Please continue to use this link for all the very latest updates from the Government.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The Department of Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information
Public Health England