'SafePlay' Policy

Objective

To minimise the risk to children and our staff during the COVID-19 epidemic.
To allow children to enjoy outdoor activities and have a fun engaging summer where positive memories are created.

How do we plan to do this?

The Welcome

Every morning we will have a meeting with the children attending and parents to explain the safety measures of the camp. We will check paperwork as usual but also ask regarding your child’s health. Any child or child from a family showing symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend.

The Welcome

Every morning we will have a meeting with the children attending and parents to explain the safety measures of the camp. We will check paperwork as usual but also ask regarding your child’s health. Any child or child from a family showing symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend.

Hygiene

Children and Staff will be required to follow the government advice on regular hand washing as being the best method of avoiding transmission of the virus. Hand sanitiser and tissues will be available in various locations throughout the camp. Signs and posters will be used to remind staff and children of the above.

Activities

All our activities are outdoors. Any activities that require the sharing of equipment, will have the equipment cleaned before the next person uses it. For example. Archery. The equipment will be antibacterial wiped down. Handed to the child. The child will fire their arrows, collect their arrows, fire arrows again, (this may be 4 or 5 rounds of shooting). The equipment will then be laid down and the instructor will antibacterial wipe the equipment down before the next child steps forward to the shooting line.

Social Distancing

As we are outdoors, we have all the space needed to socially distance if required in your location. The process will be explained once at arrivals in the morning and then once again when we reach camp. Social distancing rules can be adhered to in all our activities and our staff will be ensuring that these safety measures are followed where required.

FUN

The most important thing for us after safety is the value of having fun. We will ensure that as much of our camp run as normal as possible and that the children have a safe fun time on our camps.

FAQ'S

How does this effect the rule of 6 for England?

There are exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people, including:
supervised activities provided for children, including wraparound care, youth groups and activities, and children’s playgroups

Link to government website 2.10 :
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

How does this effect the rule of 6 for Scotland?

Children under 12 are exempt from these restrictions. They are not counted towards the household limit or maximum number of people. Children under 12 do not need to maintain physical distance from others in public places, such as parks, or in private gardens so children under 12 can continue to play with their friends outside.

Link to Scottish government website:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/seeing-friends-and-family/

How does Northumberland’s localised lock down effect camp?

You can continue to use early years and childcare settings, including childminders and providers offering before or after school clubs or other out-of-school settings for children.

Link to Northumberland council website 9 :
https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Latest-information-and-advice-on-Coronavirus.aspx