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New guidance has come into effect for youth settings

2 December 2021

  • Face coverings to be worn by everyone aged 11+ unless medically exempt when indoors. Includes staff, volunteers, parents etc
  • All young people will be able to attend indoor or outdoor activities. Youth provision for young people of all ages, both under and over 18 years of age, have the same requirements.
  • All youth provision may meet indoors or outdoors without limitations on group size. The regulations no longer require youth sector providers to limit their bubble sizes to a maximum number of attendees.
  • However, the NYA requires providers to review their Action Plans and Risk Assessments and take steps to reduce the risk of community transmission. For example, consider how to manage groups of young people to a manageable number to minimise the risk of transmission.
  • Online/digital, detached/outdoor and 1-2-1 youth sector provision will remain available to all young people.
  • Trips and visits are be permitted. Travel by minibus, taxi, public transport, or private car (subject to safeguarding) are permitted. The youth sector’s goal at all times should be to minimise the risk of COVID transmission.
  • Overnight and residential experiences are permitted. The same measures apply to all age groups.
  • International travel should be reviewed in line with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice and providers aware the requirements may change at any time.

Please refer to the full guidance document for further detail.

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