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Covid-19 Updates

Summer Term 2021

Following the Government’s recent announcement, a phased re-opening of BOVTS sites will start from 8 March so that students can resume face-to-face learning. A blended approach of face-to-face and online teaching will continue until at least the end of spring term.  

All students should continue to check their email regularly for updates from course leaders and tutors. For some courses, there may be additional teaching scheduled during the Easter vacation.

Students must continue to observe travel restrictions and the guidance issued to students around travelling back to Bristol is available to download (PDF, 154 KB).

The majority of the Theatre School’s staff are continuing to work from home where feasible, in order to ease pressure on the teaching sites.

The School continues to be in close contact with Bristol Public Health and to take guidance from the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) and the University of West of England (UWE Bristol). Students and staff are continuing to access lateral flow testing via a partnership with the University of Bristol.


The School’s Covid-19 supervisors, Beshlie Thorp and Alice Dillon, can be contacted via [email protected].


Covid-19 documentation

You should use this as your main source of information about the School’s response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Please note that the documentation below primarily relates to the blended approach to learning adopted in the autumn 2020 term. As of January 2021, the School’s delivery is wholly online and these procedures will be updated and revised when the School re-opens for face-to-face teaching.

We are following advice from the Government and other regulatory bodies, our validating university (UWE Bristol), and the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama closely.

The School’s key Covid-19 protocols and documentation can be downloaded from the links below.

BOVTS Summer Guidance 2021 (PDF, 904KB)

BOVTS Covid-19 Testing guidance for Staff and Students (PDF, 138 KB)

BOVTS Guidance on travel for summer 2021 (PDF, 154 KB)

BOVTS Guidance on timelines for self-isolation (PDF, 164 KB)

BOVTS Covid-19 risk assessment (PDF, 132 KB)

BOVTS Covid-19 guidance for the use of external buildings (PDF, 206 KB)

BOVTS Covid-19 Outbreak Management Plan (PDF, 97 KB)

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I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice