Dear Parents / Carers
We are so looking forward to a Summer of fun and working with young people across Bath and Bristol!
It has been a very challenging year and we’re so excited that soon we will see many children have an awesome time playing, learning, making friends and growing in confidence!
We have closely followed government guidelines and how they apply to the events we run and updated our guidance in light of the fourth step of the roadmap, on the 19th of July. With this in mind here are the guidelines we have set to enable us to run a camp that is safe for children and staff:
What is our approach?
As with all our pre-COVID camps children will be grouped by age so that they can play and compete with others their own age/ability. This is usually achieved with three age groups across GET Sported and two groups for GET Serious Cricket.
We will be asking parents to notify us if their child has been tested and found to have contracted COVID. In-line with government guidance anyone who has contracted COVID will need to contact the NHS Test and Trace service and self-isolate for 10 days, along with their family.
This Summer we will be following the government guidelines which states ‘NHS Test and Trace will undertake all contact tracing activity from 19th July 2021’ and that ‘Out of School Settings will not be required to trace close contacts as these will be identified by NHS Test and Trace in collaboration with the positive case.’ This is to try and ensure that children’s education and parents work are not affected as severely as they have been throughout the last year and a half.
We believe this will enable us to keep a bubble open but also gives us the option to close if we feel it is necessary whilst keeping the rest of the camp functioning safely, which I think you’ll agree is the most important thing.
Will my young person be in a group with their friend?
The need for bubbling may prevent young people being in the same group as their friends if there is a large age gap, as with any previous GET Sported camp. However as usual we will try our best to accommodate young people with their friends, so if you have any queries please ask.
If one bubble on camp closes can my child still attend if they are in a different bubble?
Yes! If an age group bubble is forced to close then children booked in for subsequent days in other bubbles will be fine to attend. Also, if a bubble goes down then children who are booked in for subsequent days who have NOT attended the camp yet will still be able to participate and will still be kept in the correct age groupings.
What is your COVID cancellation policy?
If your young person is confirmed as having COVID or they have been asked to self-isolate due to being contacted by Track and Trace because they are a close contact then we will offer you the chance to defer your booking to October where we hope to run a camp, or to a camp in 2022 or a refund.
Continue to follow us on social media for any updates.
We do advise you to keep up to date with latest government advice by looking at the guidelines given by the NHS and Public Health England websites.
The GET Sported Team
When do children stop needing to self-isolate if they are contacted directly by Track and Trace?
What should I do If my child is in the same group as someone who is confirmed as having COVID?
When to self-isolate and what to do - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
General guidance about out of school clubs over the Summer holidays
Out of School Clubs from 19th June 2021 | Out of School Alliance