Procedure for Shutdown

The objective of the BGS Procedure for Shutdown ​is to ensure parents and guardians know what to do in the event BGS ​is closed in relation to the COVID-19 issue.

If a member of the BGS community tests positive to COVID-19, the Headmaster or delegate will contact Queensland Health. BGS will then follow Queensland Health directions.

If the School is instructed to close, the following process will be followed:

  • Parents/guardians will receive a text message AND email. The closure information will also be distributed via the BGS App and published on the BGS website COVID-19 Advice page.
  • If the closure directive occurs during school hours, parents/guardians will need to come to the School as directed to collect their sons. In cases where parents are unable to collect their sons in a timely manner as instructed, those remaining students will be supervised until parents/guardians arrive.
  • Students are to take all possessions – including their tablets – home.
  • If the closure directive occurs outside school hours, parents/guardians are to keep their sons at home.
  • Parents/guardians of boarding students will need to implement arrangements to have their sons collected. Additional information will be communicated to boarding parents.
  • The BGS community will be kept updated regularly via email and the COVID-19 Advice page on the BGS website.

Learning will continue remotely following the BGS Curriculum Continuity Plan.

Should a parent, guardian or student test positive to COVID-19 while BGS is closed, please advise the School immediately via or the BGS Health Centre on 07 3834 5222.