Covid-19 Safety Information

Summer Holiday Camps 2020

Multi-Sports is dedicated to finding the safest way for our camps to continue, with the well-being of the children, our coaches and the community at its heart. Please take time to read this guidance and should you have any further questions contact us using the contact form.

All summer camps will be 2 days long and not our normal 3 days. The cost of the camps will stay at £40 per child, per camp. This is to cover the extra cost of cleaning, increased staff and the limit on children attending.  As all of the camps, at all locations, will take place outside, please ensure you have provided your child with the appropriate clothing depending on the weather - coat, sun cream etc. 

If you have already booked onto a Summer, Easter or May camp and not had a refund? Please email us and we will transfer your booking.

In line with Government guidance, “Wearing a face covering or face mask in schools or other education settings is not recommended. Schools and other education or childcare settings should therefore not require staff, children and learners to wear face coverings.” We ask that children do not bring face coverings.

Currently our risk assessments and safety procedures are in line with English and Welsh Government advice of no more than 15 children in a group. We will refer to these groupings using the term ‘bubbles’.

Please remember that all guidance is subject to change and as the Government reveals more information, we hope that we can relax these safety measures.

If your child is showing any symptoms of Covid-19, do not send your child to the camp.

Signing-in

All camps will start at 9.30am; however, we are increasing our drop-off time to allow for staggered entry. You may sign your child into the camp from 9am – 9:30am. Please ensure you child arrives within this time as we will be putting children into bubbles and this will need to take place before the camp officially starts.

On arrival, children will be asked to wash their hands. The equipment for the day will be cleaned beforehand and placed in each bubble. Under no circumstances will any equipment be shared with other bubbles.

Please ensure your child only brings suitable clothing for the day, their lunch box and a refillable water bottle with their name on it to the camp. We are aiming to reduce the number of items coming in and out of the bubbles over the duration of the camp.

Carlisle

The camps will take place at Downagate Community Centre, Warwick Bridge (CA4 8RH) this is so that all activities can take place outside in the fresh air.

When arriving, please social distance from other families and queue up to sign-in following floor markings.

Swansea

Camps will take place at Swansea University (SA2 8QB) as normal. The camp will not be based in the sports hall but on the lower playing fields. If driving, please park in the normal sports centre/pools carpark. Make your way to the ‘pavilion’, left of the sports hall entrance. When arriving to the pavilion there will be signs directing you to the lower playing fields.

When arriving, please social distance from other families and queue up to sign-in following floor markings.

During the Camps

After the children have arrived, they will be placed into bubbles of a maximum of 15 other children. During the camp, they will stay in this group throughout. Each ‘bubble’ will have its own equipment and space to play in.

Each ‘bubble’ will have its own coach (in some cases there may be more than 1 coach) and this coach will stay with them throughout the whole camp. Toilet breaks will happen every hour and in-between change-over of activity/sport. The children will wash their hands every hour.

Social distancing will be enforced, although, we do understand this may present new challenges, we still believe that children can have an amazing time playing sports, making friends and trying new things!

We still intend to provide your children with as many sports as possible throughout the camp. Of course, the number of sports is slightly reduced to ensure safety. The children will have a great fun taking part in: football, tennis, netball/basketball (TBC), dodgeball (TBC), rounders, mini-golf, cricket, athletics, dance and ‘fun games’. These sports are subject to change and we hope, as we get closer to the camps we can add more!

Lunch

During lunch, they will stay in their bubble and will be seated in a social distanced manner. Lunch may take place outside as well but we will aim to take it inside and watch film like normal if possible, this will depend on each facility.  Before and after lunch the children will wash their hands. Where possible, please provide food that children can access/open themselves without the need to ask their bubble coach for help with.

Signing-out

You will be able to sign your child out between 2:30pm – 3pm. When arriving to collect your child, please queue up on the distanced floor markings. When you get to the sign-out table, your child will be called and can then be collected.

We understand this process may take a little longer so we appreciate your patience in advance.

Once at home, please follow Government guidance to wash all clothing as soon as possible. Fresh clothing should be worn to the camp the following day.

FAQ from Parent Survey

“What if it rains?”

Due to the current situation, we will stay outside and play through the rain. There will be some outside shelter if it becomes too heavy but this will be limited.

“The ability for children to social distance”

We, of course, understand this will be difficult for children to stay the correct distance apart at all times but our coaches will be with the children throughout the day to help encourage and remind them to stay apart. As the groups are small, we believe that we can encourage children to keep the distance, whilst containing the further spread of germs from ‘bubble’ to ‘bubble’.

“If a child showed symptoms of COVID would other parents be notified?”

If a child presents any symptom of Covid-19 then all the children in that bubble would also be sent home and would not be able to return. Other parents would be informed to ensure transparency.

“How many other children would be at camps?”

Each bubble will be a maximum of 15 children, unless government guidance changes. They will have their own equipment and space to play their sports/activities.

“What would the hygiene measures consist of?”

Throughout the camp, children and coaches will wash their hands with water and soap at least once every hour. Hand sanitiser will also be available. Hand washing will take place at the start and finish of the camp, in-between each sport (every hour), before, and after lunch. Equipment will be cleaned throughout the camp and will stay in each bubble.

“Number of children attending and staff supporting in regards to venue”

There will be at least one coach per bubble as well as the head coach overseeing the camp. We are aiming to have more than one coach per bubble and these coaches will stay the same throughout the camp.

“Would like the activities to be in the open air?”

All camps will take place either on sports fields or AstroTurf, in the open air.

“Arrivals and departures is always absolutely rammed, Swansea”

The number of children that will attend camps in Swansea will be limited. This is to ensure that signing in and out is not as busy. Parents will wait on distanced floor markings to drop off and collect their children.

“The equipment they would use and the number of children you would have”

Each bubble of 15 children will have its own equipment and this equipment will stay in the bubble for the whole camp.

“How will first aid work?”

If first aid is needed then it will be dealt by the coach leading each bubble. Verbal support may be given from the Head Coach. If the first aid is serious/ life threatening then the Head Coach will support as they remain on the outsides of all bubbles throughout the camp.