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Below you will be able to see the very latest Covid -19 guidelines as our Boys' Brigade Company returns to face to face activities.

You can also monitor the Boys' Brigades' National updates by clicking on the following link:  

                                               boys-brigade.org.uk/coronavirus-update/

9th March 2021   Covid-19 Update:

We are pleased to announce that from 12th April 2021 we will be moving to Stage 3 (Indoor & Outdoors) of our framework. This is based on moving to Step 2 of the four-step national roadmap set out by the Government and the National Youth Agency (NYA) moving to Amber on their Readiness Framework.

This means that face-to-face activities can take place Indoors and outdoors from 12th April 2021 subject to your venue and Company being COVID ready as detailed within our guidance framework.

Jonathan Eales
Chief Executive

It is most important that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms MUST NOT attend any face-to-face activities and should follow government guidelines on self-isolation and testing.

Arrival and Departure arrangements:

  1. No maximum group size or bubbles, from 12th April 2021, Children and young people under 18 years are no longer subject to controlled bubble/group sizes indoors or outdoors. Whilst there are no set limits, your maximum group size should be based on being able to maintain social distancing within your meeting space.

  2. Arrival for the Moffatt Hall will be via the side door (The Fire Exit) to allow easy access to wash hands on arrival and the collection point will be the Moffatt Hall (Front Door) as usual.

  3. All members and staff will have their temperatures taken via infrared non-contact thermometers.

  4. Our guidance requires all staff and members aged 11+ to wear a face covering throughout indoor events. Members are welcome to bring their own. We have purchased visors for each member if they prefer. These will have their initials on and kept onsite for future use.

  5. All parents are required to remain with the boys until we have completed their temperature checks and registration.

  6. Parents are politely asked to respect social distancing when arriving and collecting.

  7. Parents are requested to please observe the arrival times and particularly the departure times. As late pick-ups will have an adverse effect on our ability to ensure proper Covid cleaning of the halls, before other groups are able to use our premises on the same evening.               

 

Hand sanitisation, hygiene, personal protective equipment:

  • All members will be required to wash hands on arrival. New warm water taps have been installed at the Temple.

  • Regular hand washing will be encouraged. Hand sanitiser will be available in various locations.

  • We will not be able to provide the usual refreshment break mid-session. If water is required, please bring it in a labelled bottle, for personnel use only

Social distancing and other measures:

  • Staff have met and planned activities to take social distancing of young people into account.

  • Staff have been made aware of the extra cleaning responsibilities that need to be undertaken before and after sessions meet. They have been thanked in advance for their continued support during this time.

  • Should a child feel or become ill during the evening we have set aside a dedicated room for this purpose. Parents will be contacted to collect should this be necessary.

  • f you haven't already done so please return your son/s Annual Consent Form straightaway.

  • Finally, we are required to keep a register of those attending face-to-face BB activities in order to comply with Government ‘Track and Trace’ requirements.