Latest Guidelines

LAST UPDATED: 14th April 2021.

Covid-19 guidelines continue to be updated on a regular basis and children’s activity providers may need to read through multiple to ensure they fully understand the requirements and recommendations their particular activity business and service offering falls under.

Providers will need to consider; number of children (and parents) allowed, ensuring venues are ‘Covid-Secure’, online bookings to facilitate track and trace needs, risk assessing venues being used, adapting activities to allow for less sharing of equipment or increasing chance of spreading virus, increased cleaning measures, adjusting timetable and sessions timings, changes to your terms and conditions, clear customer communication and any other provision to ensure a safe and positive return to running activities.

Along with the guidelines, we recommend activity providers contact and work with local authorities, venues, insurance providers and environmental health (where applicable).

It is also important to note that due to how the United Kingdom is governed, there may be different guidelines depending on where you are based.

 

Below are a number of important guidelines you may find useful in operating your business:

[England] Holiday Clubs, After-school clubs and other out of school settings for children

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protective-measures-for-holiday-or-after-school-clubs-and-other-out-of-school-settings-for-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/protective-measures-for-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

[England] Actions for early years and childcare providers (including parent and child groups)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures/actions-for-early-years-and-childcare-providers-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

[England] Roadmap out of lockdown (steps)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

 

[Wales] Current Restrictions and Rules

https://gov.wales/current-restrictions

 

[Northern Ireland] Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you

 

[Scotland] Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-organised-activities-for-children/pages/next-steps/

 

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: What you can and can’t do

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

 

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

Covid-19 guidance for multi-purpose community facilities and venues

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities

 

Performance based activities

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts

 

Face-coverings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Mental health and wellbeing support

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing