Coronavirus CoVID-19 Update
Adapting to change has been something we are all having to deal with recently, and I have been amazed at how organisations and individuals have risen to meet and face the current challenges. It’s certainly put a different set of pressures on parents and I hope you are managing to navigate your way through it.
Despite Easter and May camps being cancelled, we have always remained ‘cautiously optimistic’ that our Summer camps may run in some form, and this week’s government announcements have certainly strengthened this position. Whilst most of our office team are furloughed, behind the scenes, the senior team have been planning for an adapted summer camp programme that allows us to run safely whilst still offering children the best fun possible.
There are many adaptations we would need to make, but luckily, we love a challenge and at this stage we are quietly confident we can make it work. We have been working on different scenarios and are ready to kick-start summer, as long as we have the green light to go from government and schools by the end of May. We have been in contact with our partner schools, and they are being very supportive and most are happy for us to run.
We are closely reviewing the government guidance for educational and childcare settings to understand what protective measures would be needed to offer a safe experience for children, parents and staff. These are some of the adaptations and protective measures we are looking at to stay within guidelines - these are obviously subject to change.
- Contactless sign-in and collection
- Reducing group sizes of our older groups to 15, whilst maintaining our younger age group sizes which already fall under the guidelines
- Removing some activities that present an unacceptable risk of infection, such as fencing and zorbing where children are sharing equipment close to faces (such as helmets and face masks)
- Changing the structure of the day for staggered lunch and breaktimes.
- Working with our schools on increasing cleaning regimes
- New rules for staff travelling to and from work to reduce the likelihood of infection
We will keep you posted when we know more or if updated guidance changes our current position and hopefully, we can all look forward to a summer of fun after these unsettling times!If you would like to discuss this further, please contact our Customer Support Team via the usual methods.
Last updated - 20/05/2020