In what has been a very unusual year for us all, we were so glad to see the government announcement that holiday camps would be able to go ahead this summer. We are so glad to be able to see some of you over summer and have really been missing our sessions!
After reviewing and re-releasing our camps in response to your views, we want to share with you some more information about how we are safely running our camp this summer.
We also invite you to please read through our full operational protocol which is published on our website: www.u-sports.co.uk/holiday-camps
Groups of 15 Children
We will be offering three sessions a day each with a maximum of 15 children attending. Each of the three groups will be kept completely separate throughout the day and will have access to their own equipment, toilet facilities and space on the pitch.
These groups will remain consistent as we ask parents to book onto only one group throughout the summer but you have the flexibility to choose which days you attend.
Our camp will focus primarily on football but we have added in the 'plus' this year to give us opportunities to replace close contact football activities, such as matches, with other appropriately socially distanced sports and games.
Our camps will run exclusively outdoors. With the risk of outdoor transmission being considerably lower than indoor transmission, this ensures that our camps are as safe as possible.
Don't worry though, we will still be providing gazebos to each group for shelter and an assigned portable toilet to be used throughout the day.
Social Distancing and Hygiene
All of our sessions will be socially distanced within groups as well as keeping groups separate. We will practice good hygiene practice and have access to running water and hand sanitiser to wash hands regularly throughout the day. Equipment will be cleaned or left for 48 hours (72 hours for plastic) before being used by another group.
Following Specific Government Guidelines
We are closely consulting the recently published guidelines for holiday camps which is forming the basis of our holiday camp plans. You can read through the guidance yourself here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protective-measures-for-holiday-or-after-school-clubs-and-other-out-of-school-settings-for-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak