A framework for the safe delivery of children’s activity provision during social distancing
UK Active Kids has produced a document that sets out the framework for safe physical activity provision in schools and facilities during an anticipated period of "social distancing" following the full closure of the schools/facilities due to COVID-19. It also provides the basis for individual providers to develop their own required technical operating guidance for working with children, young people and families. This advice seeks to support staﬀ working in facilities (i.e. school sites), to deliver physical activity programming in the safest way possible, focusing on measures they can put in place to deliver activity clubs and out of school provision post COVID-19.
The framework has been developed in full partnership with the ukactive Children’s Activity Providers and has been reviewed by stakeholders across the education and physical activity sectors. It has also been informed by best practice from ukactive kids members and Department for Education guidance.
The Children’s Activity Provider sector will have a vital role in ensuring the ongoing health and wellbeing of young people and their families following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. We believe this role has never been more important than at the current time in helping the country and British society regain its health. The Government realises how important ‘exercise’ is, and as the Chief Medical Oﬃcer stated: “There is no situation, no age, no condition, where exercise is not a good thing.”
Please find the full document here