Covid-19 Guidance for Clubs

Information last updated: Friday 14th May 2021, 17.30

Easements to Covid restrictions in England have confirmed. in England, from Monday 17 May, (outdoor) gathering limits will be eased and the youth sector will start to move to Yellow Alert Level.

It is paramount that members follow guidelines put in place to keep them and others around them (including vulnerable relatives) safe.

What can YFCs in England do?

For those clubs with ALL members under 18

  • Covid secure activities can be planned
  • Indoor and outdoor activities are permitted
  • No limit on the number of participants *
  • Supervisors and leaders must be in the appropriate ratios

* It is suggested that those planning activities consider groups of about 30 YFC members with up to 5 leaders/supervisors to plan and manage the activity*

For those clubs with mixed ages between 10 and 28 years old

  • Covid secure activities can be planned
  • OUTDOOR activities only are permitted
  • Maximum of 30 participants (including leaders etc)
  • Clubs should apply Track and Trace

Support for vulnerable people

  • Support for vulnerable people continues in ‘Support Groups’ (see 2.2 above).
  • The group size has increased to 30 people.
  • Supervisors and leaders must be in the appropriate ratios.
  • There are specific rules about support for vulnerable people and these have been included in the Covid-secure YFC guidance published earlier this year. A reminder the Support Group rules are below (paragraph 4).

Planning & running a meeting

  • Where it is possible to do so, YFCs should try to keep young YFC members in consistent groups.
    • This will minimise the amount of mixing between different groups, and therefore the risk of infection.
    • The goal is to minimise the amount of mixing between different groups of young people where at all possible
  • Covid-secure plans should be in place for all activities and venues carefully managed
  • Risk assessments must be completed
  • Social distancing should be followed and hand sanitisation etc.
  • Follow the key social distancing and hygiene behaviours:
    • HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
    • FACE – Wear a face covering in indoor settings and outside where social distancing (2m) may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
    • SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings outside or increasing ventilation indoors).

Track & Trace

  • Display a NHS Track & Trace QR code (for the venue – only one QR code is required and it remains in the venue)
    • Where is is not possible, the name and contact information of each attendee must be recorded and stored with in accordance with GDPR.
  • Should any member of a group become unwell, all members of the group should contact NHS Test and Trace. All members of the group (including leaders/visitors) should also be suspended from attendance and requested to self-isolate for 14 days or until NHS Test and Trace confirm it is safe to return to activities.

Tug of War Guidance

The Tug of War Association and NFYFC have updated their guidance on training and running/attending Tug of War competitions. This should be adhered to at all times.

Covid-19 Resources & Templates