Coronavirus: How To Tutor Safely Online Or In Person

With COVID-19 labelled “the worst public health crisis for a generation” by the UK government, implementing safe tutoring practices is essential. 

With effect from Thursday 19th March 2020 MMOST and Chris Street will mostly be tutoring online. 

Tutorials at Clients Home

  • Prior to the face-to-face tutorial the parent:
    • must contact Chris Street (the ‘tutor’) to re-book the tutorial, if anyone in the household are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back) (see reference 4)
    • should ask students to wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitizer
    • should clean and disinfect objects and surfaces (e.g. table for tutorial, front door and room handles) using standard cleaning products (see reference 2)
  • Prior to the tutorial if the tutor is unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature he will contact the parent to re-book the tutorial 
  • Before starting the tutorial the tutor will:
    • Wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds on arrival
    • provide tissues so that students and the tutor can catch coughs and sneezes in them
    • Make available FFP2 / FFP3 (filtering face pieces) class facemasks for use by the tutor and on request by the pupil and parents


  1. COVID-19: guidance for education setting
  2. COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings
  3. COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
  4. Overview -Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  5. EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2