COVID Information Zone
Whilst most COVID guidance and legal restrictions were lifted in England on 19 July 2021, we have chosen to continue to follow the following procedures to ensure the continued safety of children and adults.
Parents/carers with children attending our day camps during the summer are advised to read the information from the Department of Education.
Children are not permitted to attend workshops, day camps, or rehearsals if they should be self-isolating because:
they or someone in their support bubble has tested positive for or has experienced any symptoms of coronavirus.
they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app.
they have arrived in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk.
Children do not need to wear face masks.
Arrival and Departure
Drop off is up to 5 minutes before the workshop, day camp* or rehearsal is due to start. Children and parents must wait outside the building. A parent must accompany their child(ren). Please be aware of others whilst waiting outside and wear a mask if appropriate. Ideally, only one parent should come to drop off/collect their child. We will meet you at the door.
We will take children's temperatures on arrival.
Nobody may enter the building until advised to do so. Parents should not come into the building unless absolutely necessary - for example, in an emergency.
Pick up is immediately after the workshop, day camp* or rehearsal is finished. Please ensure that you arrive in time to collect your child promptly. If you are bringing children for a later workshop/rehearsal as well as picking children up from an earlier one, they must wait with you until their workshop is due to start.
On entry and exit, everyone must sanitise their hands.
If at all possible, please try not to bring additional siblings who are not coming to the workshop, day camp or rehearsal, to drop off or pick up children. If this is not possible, please leave them in the car, if practical.
You will have completed all the required paperwork online (including care information and permissions) when you initially sign up. Please make sure that you check this information online before drop off.
Unless previously arranged with us, children are not allowed to leave with adults other than the parent who drops them off.
Drop off and collection will be outside (even if it's raining).
Children are not allowed to leave by themselves.
We will not allow any visits, unless in exceptional circumstances.
* Pick-up and collection times for day camp vary depending on the extended morning or afternoon options booked.
Tissues and their Disposal
Children should bring their own tissues. Children must dispose of all used tissues immediately in the bins provided.
Children will only be allowed to visit the toilet one at a time. They must wash their hands afterward.
Crew members will wear a face mask and gloves (PPE) when giving first aid.
Isolation For Any Child Displaying Possible Symptoms
If any child experiences symptoms of the virus (persistent cough and/or high temperature) they will be moved into the isolation room. We will contact parents to collect them immediately.
We will ensure all rooms used are subject to through cleaning before the beginning of each workshop, particularly surfaces, and prominent areas of communal contact (handles, light switches, chairs, doors, etc). High touch areas will be regularly sanitised throughout workshops, day camps and rehearsals.