LAST UPDATED: 26th November 2020.
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] Local restriction tiers: what you need to know (from 2nd December)
[England] Full list of local restriction tiers by area
[England] New National Restrictions from 5 November
[Scotland] Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing) (update from increased Government measures on 22nd September)
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: What you can and can’t do
Holiday Clubs, After-school clubs and other out of school settings for children
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings
Covid-19 guidance for multi-purpose community facilities and venues
Performance based activities
Areas with local restrictions
Mental health and wellbeing support