Latest All Active Camps COVID-19 Update

Updated 18th July 2021
Despite the changes to Government legislation from Monday 19th July, we have taken the decision to update our Covid policy based on the worrying increase in number of covid cases among children, and the subsequent numbers in isolation. This has become more and more apparent over the last 10 days as increasing number of school children have been going into isolation and has the potential to cause real disruption during the Summer holidays.  We felt it necessary to make the following changes to help protect the children, their families and our staff. We still sincerely believe that it will in no way negatively effect the experience of each child. This is no different to the way we operated last Summer and the children continued to have a great time each day.

What are we changing?

During the Summer holidays we always planned on putting all children into bubbles based on age. However, we were going to allow mixing between two groups for the first time. The mixing of more children would mean that in the event of a positive case that we would have to send not only more children home to isolate, but also more staff as well. We obviously care about the children, hence why, in the event of a positive case, we hope that as few children as possible will be negatively effected. However, we cannot run each day without the fantastic efforts of our team of staff, and so we cannot risk too many having to go into isolation. We must do our best to keep any disruption to a minimum, and really consider the safety of everyone. 

Therefore, for the time being all children will be put into a bubble of children (no more than 15) based on age. This bubble will remain consistent throughout each day with the same member of staff. There will be no mixing between bubbles to help restrict the potential close contact between too many children and coaches. 

What about Swimming?

We still be swimming on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings of the week commencing 19th July 2021 as a test. However, by moving back to no mixing, it does reduce the viability of swimming. This is because extra staff will need to be employed, for longer hours (plus the longer hire of the swimming pool), to look after the extra swimming groups due to no mixing. Unfortunately these are extra costs that we cannot easily afford and so we will need to reconsider after the test week whether it is an activity we can offer for the time being. 

When will we re-evaluate?

We will continue to assess the situation every week. If we think it is safe to do so then we will start mixing two groups together again. The obvious date appears to be 19th August, however we will only make changes to our policy if we believe it is in the best interests of everyone involved in All Active Camps. If the situation improves before the 19th August then we will make those changes sooner. 

Please also read our other Protective Measures below!

Our Protective Measures Policy

There is a hierarchy of measures that we will be following as set out by the Department for Education to help reduce the risk of direct and indirect transmission. We are taking very seriously our responsibility to ensure All Active Camps remains safe for the children in attendance, their family/household and our staff.

1. Avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms.

  • Any children who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, will not be allowed on site.

  • On arrival of the premises, families will be expected to adhere to social distancing. Only one family allowed at each booking in/out desk at a time. We will make clear on entrance to the site. Only one parent/guardian should accompany each family of children.

  • We politely ask parents to wear a mask when at the registration desk whilst the guidance expects this to happen.

  • Families should not under any circumstances remain on site to communicate with other families.

  • Social distancing will be practiced as much as possible among the children in attendance each day.

  • PPE will be available for staff in circumstances where a child starts showing symptoms whilst at the camp and intimate care is required.

  • A separate room will be available for anyone who starts showing symptoms whilst at the camp in order to isolate safely and instantly from others. A member of staff will be present with them at all times and parent/guardian will be called immediately to collect. Parents should then follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection government guidance.

2. Frequent hand cleaning and good respiratory hygiene practices

  • Children will be required to wash their hands with soap and water thoroughly for 20 seconds, more often than normal, including immediately on arrival, before and after eating, and after coughing or sneezing. Hand sanitiser will also be available.

  • Assistance will be given to any children who struggle to wash hands independently.

  • We will ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.

  • Children should not bring any items from home other than a lunch box & drinks bottle plus a hat and suncream should the weather require.

  • Sharing items will be kept to a minimum.

  • Children will be encouraged not to touch their mouth, eyes and nose. If they do then they will be asked to wash hands.

3. Regular cleaning of settings.

  • We will follow the Covid-19: Cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance.

  • We will clean surfaces that the children touch more regularly than normal using disinfectant and disposable cloths.

  • Equipment and furniture will be appropriately cleaned between groups using it.

  • Bins will be emptied daily.

  • Disposable gloves will be used when cleaning.

  • Doors and/or windows will be opened to aid ventilation.

  • Outdoor spaces will be used as much as possible.

4. Minimising Contact and Mixing

  • Children will placed into a group/pod each day based on age. (maximum of 15). We are allowed to mix two groups together at times during the day in order to help us offer a greater variety of activities. The coaches will remain consistent throughout the day.

  • We will restrict the number of shared resources/equipment where possible within each group/pod. Shared resources/equipment will be cleaned more regularly and always between each group/pod.

  • The environment will be altered to help to minimise contact, in particular ensuring each group/pod remain suitably distanced from each other.

  • We will restrict use of the school to the Sports Hall, Classroom, Gymnasium, Changing Rooms and Outside Facilities.

About All Active Camps

All Active Camps (formerly known as All Active Sports) have been running holiday camps at Eversfield School since 2005. Over the years we have continually adapted and evolved our activities so that all children can enjoy our fun filled, action packed holiday camp.

As a family business we work tirelessly to ensure that we offer the very best, most enjoyable school holiday provision in the safest environment possible. All Active Camps are Ofsted registered (Registration number EY464892)

Contact All Active Camps

Tel: 07912 936 361/ 07960 450 874


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