Coronavirus - latest updates

At the height of the pandemic, the out of school sector was faced with many changes in a short amount of time. Finding it difficult to keep on top of all the different sources of information, we summarised the most up to date guidance that applies to out of school clubs on this page. 

Since the end of Plan B measures in England on 19th January 2022, out of school providers are operating without restrictions. 

From 1st April 2022 all Covid specific guidance has been removed. The DfE require the UK Health Security Agency's advice should be followed for those with symptoms of Covid-19 or confirmed positive tests. This guidance can be found HERE 

Any updates on Covid-19 measures will be provided for members via the monthly newsletters. Previous monthly newsletters can be found here 


Official guidance and statements from throughout the pandemic. 

Please note these are historical guidance documents and are now outdated.

The guidance on protective measures for holiday clubs and other out of school settings was first published on 1 July 2020 and updated on 10 July, 20 August, 28 September, 15 October, 5 November, 27 November, 22 December, 31 December, 8 January 2021, 2 February, 23 February, 11 March, 26 March, 7 April, 10 May, 7th July 2021, 2nd December, 2nd January 2022, 19th January 2022, 24th February 2022 and 1st April 2022.

Protective measures for out of school settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Summary for parents of the current situation regarding out of school clubs
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings during the Covid-19 outbreak

Guidance for early years childcare settings
Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

DfE guidance on social distancing and other protective measures for schools:
Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

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Earlier articles

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