Events surrounding the Coronavirus are developing rapidly. Some families have already cancelled half term trips home for their children. Not all Guardians are available or able to accommodate last-minute changes to travel plans.
The immediate issue is the migration of Chinese students at half term from school to mainland China and Hong Kong. Travel has already been severely restricted within China, and British Airways has today suspended all flights to mainland China until further notice. Hong Kong flights are continuing for the time being. It may be prudent for parents to reconsider their children’s travel plans and arrange for them to stay in the UK for this half term.
As the leading provider of transport solutions for independent schools across the UK, we find ourselves in a unique position to assist. GTMatrix has a contingency plan in place for such last minute requirements through our partnerships with Tier 1 host family agencies within London. Through these arrangements, we are able to place students with fully vetted and approved homestay hosts in the Greater London area.We can organise the transport from school to host and the return (cost of fare + 18% admin charge). Homestay costs £650 per week (seven nights) full board. This includes administration, booking fee and oversight.
To find out more, please call us on +44 20 3355 2858, email [email protected] or click the link above and fill out the form.