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BSA COVID Supplier List

The BSA COVID-19 supplier list aims to connect members and organisations navigating the pandemic.

The suppliers listed below are not endorsed by BSA, nor does the association accept any liability for the quality of the goods/services listed on this page. For Covid -19 tests, schools must ensure that the tests they source meet the requirements of the relevant country (see details on the BSA homepage) . All suppliers below have entered into a commercial arrangement with the BSA to promote their goods/services. 

 


Alcohol Free Sanitiser & Protection Tunnel

 

PTC XtraSANPTC XtraSAN

https://ptcxtrasan.co.uk/

Hands and surfaces
PTC XtraSAN is a non-alcohol based sanitiser. It does not contain any hazardous chemicals, yet it has a tested kill rate of 99.999% and is certified against Coronavirus.

It’s the perfect sanitiser for schools:

  • Can be used on hands, surfaces and can be atomised
  • It does not evaporate like alcohol rubs but forms a biofilm of protection lasting for 6 to 7 days
  • It can be safely used to sanitise school equipment between uses – desks, furniture screens, gym equipment
  • It’s food safe and presents no extra safety measures
  • No special storage is required
  • BS EN1276, BS EN13697, BS EN14476

Safety data sheets available on request.

Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel
Protect your pupils and staff as they enter and exit your site for as little as £13 +VAT per person per scholastic year.

Using PTC XtraSAN sanitiser, the Gateway atomises a fine mist safely over people as they enter or exit the school to deactivate any virus particles on clothes or skin.

https://ptcxtrasan.co.uk/xtrasan-active-sanitiser-gateway/

Let PTC XtraSAN be part of your Coronavirus protocol, reassuring parents, pupils and staff as they return in the Autumn. Call now for a tailored quote for your school.

 


Disinfectant    

                                                                                                              

Safe Tech Installations Limited 

https://safetechinstallations.com

We are distributors of Bacoban and other liquid glass technologies.

Bacoban provides long term surface disinfection tested for up to 10 days.

We supply the original Bacoban®, a product created to solve the perennial hygiene issue facing healthcare cleaners - by the time the room is fully disinfected it has to be started over.  Standard disinfectants such as bleach work very well at the point of contact, but do not offer residual protection.

  • Conventional disinfectants kill all known germs – but only for a short period.
  • There is an active period. Following evaporation, moments later, the area treated is open to pathogen invasion. Until the next disinfection, there is no protection.
  • Bacoban® establishes an ultra-thin film with a lasting effect.
  • The sol-gel process means it goes on liquid but cures to a solid gel which lasts for days.
  • The biocides used to kill germs are embedded in the porous structure of the sponge-like sol-gel.

Use Bacoban in place of a general-purpose cleaner, or we can supply nebuliser equipment enabling automated sanitisation of a 100m3 classroom in 20 minutes, without calling in expensive contractors, and not requiring re-sanitisation for 10 days.  Stop cleaning.  Start teaching.

Bacoban is certified against coronaviruses, including Covid19, as well as common viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens.  Transform your school into a safe haven.

  • Bacoban is certified food safe.
  • Bacoban® is VAH-listed and CE certified as a class 2A medical device.

See what Bacoban can do for you.  View our website for certificates and further details.

Contact:             admin@safetechinstallations.com
                           0345 3405 033

Quote BSA-COVID for your discount before 1st September 2020

 

 


Face Coverings

 

Funky Face MaskFunky Face Mask

https://funkyfacemask.co.uk/

Funky Face Masks are custom face covering, branded for your school to ensure the safety of your pupils and staff when school reopens. 

The masks are designed specifically for personal use and are not surgical masks. Funky Face Masks are:

  • Completely customised to your brand
  • Safe and securely sealed
  • Low cost
  • Funky by nature.

Use code 'BSA COVID' when ordering to receive your BSA discount.


Face Coverings

 

Goldpro Face Masks 

Goldpro Medical Ltd is a mask factory in Hong Kong. Goldpro manufactures medical face masks and graphene face masks. Our mask factory meets the international standard of ISO14644-1 Class 8 level and hygienic standard for disposable sanitary products GB15979-2002.

Medical disposable face masks:

  • Certified to EN 14683:2019 Type II
  • BFE >99% & PFE >99%
  • Schools can prepare for the staff at the medical centre

Graphene fabric face masks:

  • An atom-thick honeycomb sheet of carbon atoms. It is a building block for other graphitic materials
  • Reusable and washable
  • Can insert a PM2.5 filter if you like
  • Fully adjustable ear-loops which is easily worn by kids and adults
  • Can be branded for your school

If you are interested in it, please feel free to contact our authorised distributor Pheebie Kwok (pheebie@crownedu.net) from Crown Education Centre for more details. Special discount is offered to BSA members!


Liquid hand sanitiser

 

ClearWater Hygiene                                                                                     

   

https://www.clearwaterhygiene.com/

ClearWater Hygiene’s Hand Sanitiser is an 80% Ethanol liquid hand sanitiser, 100% made in Britain, protecting the UK’s key workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Distilled in Scotland, bottled in England, Made in Great Britain.

For more information, please call 03338 008 232 or email info@clearwaterhygiene.com


Software

 

AssetPool Covid19 Safeguarding Compliance & Verification Software

Keep your premises safe & operational with AssetPool’s easy-to-use, handheld solution for fast, accurate compliance:

  • Daily reassurance for staff, pupils & parents
  • Efficient 20-second symptom checking of each individual, before allowing access to site
  • Keeps “R” rate down by tracking possible infections before medical testing
  • Frequent logging of cleaning measures using customised digital ticklists & secure records
  • Non-contact, high-accuracy secure digital process with QR codes
  • Dashboard tracking: risk management through instant reporting & archives
  • Tried & tested, fast & flexible, front-end app loaded to any smartphone
  • Per-person monthly subscription with system installed within 24-48 hours
  • Added ancillary benefit as a student attendance register at point of COVID screening (can connect to 3rd parties of the school through the use of an API)

Installation appointments are available right now.
Quote “BSA-Earlybird” to apply your discount until 1 September 2020.

Find out more: http://covid-19.assetpoolgroup.com/united-kingdom/

Or email: drew.scott-dawkins@assetpoolgroup.com

See the AssetPool "How to be Safe with AssetPool" blog here


Testing 

 

ChronomicsChronomics

www.chronomics.com
Rupert Channing: +44 (0)7787 500500

Chronomics was founded and is run by scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and UCL that have published extensively in methods for the interrogation of biological systems - such as next generation sequencing approaches for the detection of RNA and DNA, single cell methods with very limited input materials, nanoporemetagenomics approaches, viral polymerase detection methods and more.

Chronomics has developed and validated it’s SARS-COV-2 test off of the base CDC-approved, FDA EUA approved RT-PCR test for COVID-19. The Chronomics IVD test is CE marked and UK MHRA registered.  The test is also a notified test at the FDA, and the company expects to receive their FDA EUA authorisation during the course of July 2020.

Chronomics has been working extensively with the UK government at Ministerial and Secretary of State level in DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care) as well as DCMS (Department for Culture Media and Sport), as it works with PHE (Public Health England) to support the UK government with its overall strategy for UK testing, and is in advanced discussions with respect to deploying this test through the NHS.

The Chronomics test has shown to  be at least as sensitive as measured against the Gold Standard for SARS-COV-2 virus detection. The test was able to detect the virus as low as 1 copy per micro-litre. The Chronomics test has been deliberately designed such that it can be run on most if not all lab RNA extraction robotics as well as all major manufacturers of PCR machines.

A Number of Significant Benefits Have Been Identified 

1. Safety. The Saliva test is inherently safer to administer than the Nasal Pharyngeal Swab test. It is self-administered – there is no requirement for any clinical / medical assistance to conduct test. This eliminates the risk of contamination of a healthcare professional in the process of sample provision.

2.The test by its very nature is non-invasive. It is significantly less unpleasant to deploy – particularly as part of a frequent testing strategy. Using NPS testing with significant regularity expose the patient to the risk of potential damage/injury to nasal tissues as a result of the invasive nature of the swab. 

3. The saliva test eliminates the need to provide Healthcare professionals as well as supporting PPE equipment thus significantly reducing the total cost per test of specimen acquisition.

4. The Saliva specimen is stable in the tube for 7 days up to 37 Degrees.

5. The Chronomics Test has been designed to be able to be processed on three platforms enabling High Throughput processing and significantly scaled up test processing capability.

Please email rupert.channing@chronomics.com quoting 'BSA 2020' for more information.

 


Pre-flight Test Certification

Belgravia Guardians 

https://www.bg-london.com/


 

Belgravia is offering a Hong Kong government approved testing service to schools and pupils, to ensure that every pupil is able to safely return home. 

 

- ISO15189 Accredited

- Hong Kong Government Approved

- Complete with pre-paid and pre-addressed packaging

- Parents book directly, or schools book in bulk

- Fit to fly certificate sent via email and whatsapp direct to student

 

Belgravia has partnered with a leading UK lab which is fully recognised and approved by the Hong Kong government, to offer testing for students before their flight. We have an online booking page, which allows parents to pay for the test directly. Parents are responsible for inputting all the correct passport details into the system, which will be sent directly to the lab for the certificate. This removes the liability for schools, many of whom are understandably reluctant to offer in-house testing, due to such strict information and timings being needed, and not wanting to be responsible for students missing flights, or lab certificates being rejected. 

 

Once booked, a test will be posted to the school, with instructions, and pre-paid, pre-addressed packaging to facilitate the easy return of the test. The school, student and parent will also be emailed confirmation of the exact time the test needs to be taken. This is crucial to the process. 

 

We expect the rules of testing to change, as the situation in the UK continues to change. We will be ensuring that as any Hong Kong rules for testing change, our information is updated, and schools are informed. For those that wish to direct parents directly to our Covid-19 testing, please follow this link: https://www.bg-london.com/covid19-test-booking

 

- Bookings available: individuals, schools, family members and universities

- HK and UK offices, with multi-lingual staff to guide the process

 

Contact: 

 

E: covid@bg-london.com

T: UK: +44 7740 870610 

T: HK: +852 6754 9561

W: www.bg-london.com

Contact: Cora Bayley Douglas/Lawrence Law


Testing

Elite Anglo-Chinese Services

www.eliteacs.com

http://www.eliteacs.com/covid-testing-hong-kong-macau-china/

 

Elite is providing a COVID Testing service specific for Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese students for the pre-departure COVID check as required by the government. Schools and students can order a home test kit and have a simple saliva testing done under the supervision of a nurse, or by themselves, and the certificate for travel will be produced within 24-48 hours of the sample arriving at the laboratory. Other countries can also use this testing for travel purposes (except UAE).  Any schools that are booking this testing service will get free services including:

  • Same day courier despatch (instead of next day royal mail special delivery) for sending out the sample
  • Free travel document checks for all Hong Kong and Macau students

 

In addition, we also provide:

  • Fit to Fly travel certificate with a BMC registered doctor after video consultation (for transit use)
  • In airport check in counter document checks and delivery

 

Elite is a BSA accredited guardian agency that specialise in providing guardian services for Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese students. Setup by Eve Leung with 20 years education experience, we have a local office, language and knowledge about the market and are happy to provide specialist or consultancy service on the market.

Please contact us directly for your end of term and holiday travel plans.

Contact: covid@eliteacs.com

Quote: BSA-Testing the inclusive free services

Tel: 020 8144 2145 / 07787 536030 / +852 92489235

Contact person: Eve Leung / Sonia Fung

 


Testing and Tracking

 

Taylor Education: Covid-19 testing and tracking app

www.taylor-education.co.uk

07944844398

Cost price solution for schools and colleges

Group Rate Covid Tests

Taylor Education has partnered with several high profile professional UK testing laboratories to negotiate a group rate for UK schools and colleges. The labs have agreed to make the student and staff of education establishments a testing priority and fast-track accurate test results for every test within 24-48 hours. They have also agreed to provide the tests at cost price. This means schools and colleges have access to world-class testing at cost price. In comparison, the NHS testing regime is far slower and is only available for those exhibiting symptoms or in certain groups. This will give schools access to preventative testing.

The labs are all already under contract to provide testing for Public Health England and will carry out testing for you at the same level of accreditation, only faster.

This service is provided with advice and protocols which have been developed by Taylor Education in association with several of the largest UK independent schools which are determined that Michaelmas Term 2020 will be business as usual. It has saved them the inconvenience of paying for and providing quarantine accommodation on top of the inevitable testing that would be needed anyway.

Wearable Track and Trace App

Taylor Education has partnered with a leading tech developer to create wearable track and trace apps, which can be used in conjuction with the testing protocols to give schools optimal reassurance that outbreaks can be immediately contained. All students and staff wear the “fit-bit” style wrist-bands and the school is alerted immediately a positive test occurs of everyone who has been in proximity of the Covid-19 carrier. Action can then be taken immediately to isolate and further test those at risk.

This is the only way to ensure school business can continue usual. The price for this water-resistant wearable app is a very low monthly tariff, and broken wristbands will be replaced immediately free of charge.

This service is provided with advice and protocols which have been developed by Taylor Education in association with several of the largest UK independent schools which are determined that Michaelmas Term 2020 will be business as usual. It has saved them the inconvenience of paying for and providing quarantine accommodation on top of the inevitable testing that would be needed anyway.

Taylor Education is happy to arrange for your school to have access to these unique packages and will help familiarise you with the protocols which other schools have already set in place. Tests can be administered in country of origin and shipped for immediate testing, so pre-departure screening is now also possible. The wearable app is available from the end of July.

Covid Testing news article featuring Taylor Educationhttps://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/fc/14/220009/Testing-for-Covid-19-in-UK-independent-schools

Please email contact@taylor-education.co.uk quoting 'BSA 2020' to access this deal.

 


Thermal Temperature Camera System

 

Eclipse strategic securityEclipse Strategic Security Ltd: Fever Screening Solutions 

https://eclipse.uk.net
info@eclipse.uk.net
01568 611155

Eclipse are dedicated to protecting your students, staff and wider community. Fever is an early indication of Covid19 and our rapid Fever Screening Solution uses the latest thermal technology to screen access to your site which identifies those who may be infected, without risk to others.

Benefits are:

  • accurate to within 0.3 degree Celsius
  • rapid scanning capability
  • hands free control
  • integration into current access systems possible
  • unlock access via door entry, barrier control
  • freestanding option, desk mount, wall mount
  • optional facial recognition
  • free survey
  • educational 10% discount until 1 September 2020
  • reassurance for UK and International parents

Please use code ‘BSA COVID’ when ordering to receive your BSA discount. If you would like any more advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 


Testing

 

Rapid Antigen and Antibody Test - Results in 15 minutes.

www.fortressdirect.co.uk 

 

Tests independently validated and published in the Thorax : BMJ (British Medical Journal): https://thorax.bmj.com/content/thoraxjnl/early/2020/08/11/thoraxjnl-2020-215732.full.pdf

We are pleased to offer Independent Schools via the BSA, access to our Rapid Antigen and Antibody Tests at an affordable price. Our tests provide a quick and easy way of detecting the virus if there is a suspected case amongst staff or pupils. There are considerable waiting times for tests on the NHS and our Antigen tests allow for a diagnosis in 15 minutes, meaning action can be taken immediately.

Our commitment to COVID-19 testing

Fortress Direct is a division of Fortress Diagnostics, a multi award-winning global provider of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs). We develop, manufacture and support an extensive portfolio of clinical diagnostic tests from our ISO 13485:2016-accredited facility in the United Kingdom.

Fortress Diagnostics has developed and manufactured a complete range of tests that detect the new strain of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The tests enable quick and informed treatment decisions to be made at the point of care.

Trusting the tests

The NHS, Imperial College NHS Trust, and the MHRA have given us permission to publicly state Fortress are exclusively partnering with them in one of the largest and most comprehensive UK public studies into COVID-19 – the REACT study. www.reactstudy.org

Fortress Diagnostics developed and manufactured a test that detects the new strain of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). A single use, rapid device for qualitative detection of total antibodies against 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in human serum, plasma or whole blood specimens.

Our test is CE Certified and MHRA approved. They must be administered by a nurse or healthcare professional. The tests currently are packed in kits of 10T and 20T.

Contact:

Mike Gore

Mike@fortressdirect.co.uk

07887561784


Covid-19 PCR & Antibody Tests (same day turnaround)

Sirkka Networks

www.sirkkanetworks.com

Hotline: +44 (0)1223 855488

Email: care@sirkkaltd.com

 

Sirkka has launched its GUARANTEED same-day, next day or 48 hours results for Covid-19 test services for both RT-PCR and IgM Antibody tests.

1.     Same day results (for both tests): £539.00 £459.00
•    Test results are guaranteed on the same day if samples have been taken before 10:30am in London clinics
2.    Next day results (for both tests): £429.00 £339.00 (Price per person for min. 5 people, price for BSA only)
•    Tests results are guaranteed to be returned the next day if samples have been taken before 5pm in London clinics
3.    Test results within 48 hours (for both tests): £340.00 £299.00
•    Test results are guaranteed within 48 hours from the time our labs receive the samples.
4.    Single RT-PCR test: £185.00

5.    Single Antibody test: £135.00
 

Sirkka’s guarantee: If we fail to deliver the results within the specified timeframe (from the time the labs receive the samples), we will refund the test fees. However, Sirkka cannot be responsible for any other costs or consequential losses.

Sirkka Networks Limited is a digitally integrated medical solutions & medical assistance and third-party administrator (TPA) service provider. Through our proprietary technology platform, we provide speedy medical solutions and insurance claims and medical assistance management services to individuals (B2C), as well as to institutions and insurance companies to support their employees or customers while travelling, working or studying internationally (B2B2C).

 

Why Sirkka?

  • Strong network of medical specialists and global private medical facilities
  • Safe and reliable Covid-19 tests at hospital/clinics/labs in multiple cities in the UK and via post
  • Speedy delivery of medical services via an integrated digital platform
  • 24/7 access to customer services and private GPs
  • 24/7 English and Chinese bilingual customer hotline

 

Covid-19 PCR Test

In line with the current guidance by the PHE and MHRA, our private GPs offer Covid-19 PCR Swab Tests (Molecular test). Our doctors can take swab samples at hospitals/clinics or customers can take swab samples at home. We can dispatch the test kit within 24 hours of order. The results are generally available within 48 hours from the time the lab receives the samples. While to date we have ensured the 48-60 hours turn-around time, we cannot guarantee it.

Antibody lab-based Test

We also continue to offer Abbott antibody lab-based tests (Serology test) using blood samples drawn from the vein by a healthcare professional. Our private GPs can arrange this at their clinics in various cities including London and Cambridge. Lab results can be available within 24 hours of receipt of the samples. The specificity (the true negative rate) of the test is 100% and the sensitivity (the true positive rate) of the test is 98%.

Notes: For both PCR and Antibody Test, guaranteed special delivery or couriers will incur additional charge. Test fees at hospitals in cities outside of London and Cambridge may be higher than the published price. For all enquiries, please email care@sirkkaltd.com

Student Member

Sirkka Networks’ medical management team are available 24/7 to provide services to local and international students ranging from primary care to emergency medical assistance. In addition to 24/7 private GP appointments, Sirkka provides fast-track appointments with world-leading specialists as well as discounted medical fees to self-paying students for their healthcare needs.

 


Tracking

 

WerAreWe                                                                                                  

    

https://www.werarewe.com/

WerArewe is a bespoke sign-in/out system for schools, enabling tracking in line with NMS Standard 15 (socially distanced and contactless), contact tracing (COVID-19), and quick/safe emergency evacuation (fire or live threat) management. It requires no communal surface use and can be accessed via any internet connected device. It has been working with boarding schools, and the Local Fire Services, over the last two years and is now looking to offer the use of the system and its many features to schools across the UK and abroad. 

For more information, please call +44 1293 887622 or email mark@werarewe.com


Cleaning and Sanitising

 

Fogging Machine

The Hurricane Electrostatic Fogging Machine is a fast and effective way of cleaning and sanitising areas. Manufactured in the UK by Pelsis Group, the Hurricane ES uses electrostatic technology to charge tiny droplets of disinfectant solution to create an ultra-low volume fog delivering quick, consistent coverage and strong contact with all types of surfaces. The fogger is easy to use and is perfect for in-house school cleaning routines  A typical 8m x 8m class room can be sanitised in approximately 11 minutes.  Fogging is now a commonly used method of fighting Covid-19 as part of a thorough cleaning routine.

 

For more information visit www.hurricane-es.com

For sales enquiries with BSA member discount contact foggers@pelsis.com            

 


COVID-19 PCR Testing Services

HealthNet Homecare 

https://www.healthnethomecare.co.uk/covid-19-services/

 

HealthNet Homecare offer COVID-19 PCR Testing providing peace of mind for schools to stay open safely, as well as offering reassurance to families ahead of pupils travelling home at the end of the term time.

 

Plan ahead now for 2021 return to school - we are pleased to announce that we can work with Boarding Schools in advance of the New Year by issuing a postal Testing Kit direct to pupils at home, enabling them to return to school safely in January.

 

Why choose HealthNet Homecare’s Nurse Testing Service?

  • One of our experienced nurses will come to your school and provide testing sessions
  • The swabbing process is quick and simple
  • All swabs are returned to our laboratory for testing
  • The swab test is highly accurate, providing the correct swabbing process is followed
  • Results are sent by secure email within 24 – 48 hrs’

If preferred, schools and pupils can order a Self-Swab Test Kit with delivery to any UK address, providing a quick, easy, and convenient way to stay safe in these worrying times. Full instructions and a postage paid box are provided to easily return your sample. Each test is approved by Public Health England.

 

Please contact us for further details.

Call us on 0808 196 3682 or email us at testresults@healthnethomecare.co.uk quoting reference BS1 for detailed information.

Visit us

https://www.healthnethomecare.co.uk/covid-19-services/

https://healthnethomecare.co.uk/covid-19-pcr-test-home-visiting-service/

 

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