Covid-19 Guidance for Clubs

Information last updated: Friday 28th January 2022, 11amh December 2021, 5pm

Following recent changes to Covid regulations in England and in Wales, the Covid guidance, information and templates for YFCs have been updated by NFYFC and can be downloaded from here:  Covid information

From 20 January 2022

  • Face coverings are no longer compulsory in the youth sector for any ages. 
    • Masks can still be worn by choice

From 27 January 2022

  • Activities can take place indoors and outdoors without limitations on group size (except for any measures usually in place such as venue capacity and general safety).

In England the use of Covid Passes will be removed in law for nightclubs and larger venues and events.

For YFC, when planning social events, it is recommended the Covid Passes are a consideration that can assist mitigate virus transmission. 

General advice from Government (Westminster)

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport and when meeting those you do not usually mix with.
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

What can YFCs in England do?

YFC Club meeting and activities in England (not social events)

  • Weekly club meeting, activities, training and similar can continue in England –general weekly club and county activities can be held indoors or outdoors without limitations on group size (except for any measures usually in place such as venue capacity and general safety).
  • Face coverings are no longer compulsory, although masks may be worn by choice.
  • Covid Passes are not a requirement for these events; however some event and activity organisers may wish to have a Covid Pass as a condition of entry.
  • Those with symptoms of Covid, or a positive test result, must not attend the YFC event and should self-isolate.

YFC social events in England

  • Social events can continue/resume, if carefully and well planned.
  • Covid Passes are not a requirement for these events; however, some event and activity organisers may wish to have a Covid Pass as a condition of entry – to assist minimising the spread of the virus.

Planning & running a meeting

  • Covid-secure plans should be in place for all activities and venues carefully managed.
  • Please increase the room ventilation by opening windows and doors.
  • Risk assessments must be completed.
  • Follow the key 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.

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, it is advisable that they go home as soon as possible and have a lateral flow test, followed by a PCR test if necessary and follow current government guidelines.

Covid-19 Resources & Templates