COVID POLICY

Multisport, Netball and Football Summer Camps

Summer 2020

We continue to work hard to ensure that we are equipped to run safe and enjoyable holiday camps for your children this summer. We are now taking bookings based on the current 1:5 camp ratios, with groups remaining smaller where possible.This means that places are very limited, we do advise booking early to avoid missing out.

In the event that UK Government issue new lockdown rulings, delay the commencement of holiday and sport setting camps and/or we are forced to temporarily close our venue and camps due to a reason outside of our control, bookings will be eligible for a FULL credit.   Please keep checking for updates via our website and emails and take note of our COVID-19 specific processes and amendments to the usual camps (guidance below).  

We will endeavour to communicate at the earliest point possible should closure or cancellation be necessary.  Those who have booked will be notified via email and credits processed within 5 working days.
As you would expect, our holiday clubs will be very different to our usual format.  Activities will now be operating on a 1:5 basis, which is in line with present government guidelines on sport.  Groups will remain consistent where possible and smaller group sizes will be in place where they can be.  

Please note, places are limited in order to allow smaller group sizes and therefore pre-booking is essential.

Sessions are delivered by our qualified and experienced coaching team who will be enforcing social distancing and safe practises throughout the day. Price changes reflect additional safety procedures and measures in place.

Holiday Camp Setting COVID-19 Policy

Having sought guidance on best practice whilst within a pandemic and amending existing procedures, the decision has been made by Shooting Starz Ltd to operate Summer Camps for summer 2020. 

We are prepared with revised guidelines from the government, the FA and England Netball to facilitate these Camps during July and August. We are carefully following government guidelines as well as the governing bodies to ensure the safety of participants and staff throughout. This means there are some restrictions and changes to how we can operate during this time. 

Please read on for important notes that must be read and adhered to enable a safe experience for all. We acknowledge that this policy is long however we ask that you do read through to the end, digest and respect the procedures necessary to operate in a safe manner. 

Drop Off and Pick Up 
Pre-booking is absolutely essential – there are NO exceptions to this rule. Please pay attention to drop off and collection times. If you arrive early, please remain in your car until your allotted drop off/pick up time. This will also help minimise numbers gathering in drop off and collection areas.In order to create distance and avoid crowds of adults, a one-way flow will operate and must be adhered to.

We ask that you return immediately to your car after drop off and do not gather to chat in the car park. Where and when possible, registration desks will be outdoors. Floor markers will be in place and should be adhered to at all times to respect social distancing guidelines. A one-way system at collection will also be in place. Children will be outside at the end of the day and will handed over to parents individually. The use of collection passwords will be in place in the event that another adult collects.  

Participant Ratios
Ahead of arrival your child/children will be placed in a group with up to 14 others. The group will be named and both you and your child/children will be notified of the name on arrival. Groups will be allocated according to age and siblings will be placed together where there is a 3 or less year age gap. Parents are not able to request to change groups nor are children able to change groups on arrival. Children will remain in the same group all day and where possible, for multiple days where they have repeat bookings. Clear spacing will be allocated to each group for their activities and breaks. Groups will take staggered lunch and breaks to avoid mixing of children throughout the day. 

Coach:Participant ratios 
Each group of 1:5 will be managed by one member of staff and this coach will remain constant throughout the week where possible. 

Increased hygiene procedures
Children must sanitise their hands as they enter the site. Hand sanitiser stations will available on arrival and throughout the day. Parents should not call children back once they have entered and sanitised their hands. Please ensure that children carry their own belongings onto the site. Children should only bring items to camp that are entirely essential for their comfort and wellbeing. Packed lunches should be clearly marked with names as should drinks bottles, this will enable them to be easily identified and with the correct owner at all times. As always, lunch and snacks must be nut and fizzy drink free.

We ask that lunch boxes and drinks bottles are washed thoroughly each night with warm water and soap or in a dishwasher. Toilets, door handles, seating areas and all active areas will be sanitised regularly throughout the day. Bins will be changed regularly. Hand sanitiser and anti-bac wipes will be made available to children and staff at all times. Full cleaning and sanitation of toilets, indoor areas, shared equipment and resources will take place at lunchtime and at the end of each day. Careful attention will be placed on storing sanitised equipment each night ahead of use the next day/week. 

Important details to note
Entrances and exits will be clearly marked with signage and floor markers will be in place at all waiting/queuing areas. 

Parents are not able to enter the site other than to drop off and collect. 

Any child showing signs of illness during a session will need to be collected immediately. Parents must commit to keep their mobile phone upon their person and on ring/vibrate at all times whilst their child is in our care. 

Equipment will be sanitised regularly throughout the day. 

Face masks and/or gloves may be worn however masks should be removed when active in the session. 

Sessions will be spaced from each other to ensure large gaps between activity areas. Parents must take responsibility for social distancing when outside of the ground awaiting entrance. 

Children will be outside at the end of their day and will handed over to parents individually. Items left over at the end of the day will be disposed of, we are unable to collate belongings into lost property at this time. 

Please be aware that, if you send your child to attend a session you must accept and adhere to all of the above guidance and ensure that your child is in agreement too. 

By booking and attending a session you are declaring that no member of your household is currently displaying symptoms nor have been displaying symptoms for a period of 14 days prior to arrival at the setting - unless they have tested negative for coronavirus.

In the event that your child or a family member are symptomatic and/or contract the virus you can cancel your booking up to 14 days before the first day of your booking and we will credit you all monies paid. This applies up to 5pm the day before your booked session is due to commence. 

We ask that children who are classed as ‘at risk’ and have been asked to shield and/or children living with family members that are classed as ‘at risk’ and are shielding do not attend camps. We look forward to seeing them later in the year but for their own safety it is important that they do not attend and put themselves at risk. 

In the event that UK Government should issue new lockdown rulings and/or we are forced to temporarily close our venues and camps due to a reason outside of our control, bookings will be eligible to be transferred to a credit. We will endeavour to communicate at the earliest point possible should closure or cancellation be necessary. 

Pre booking is absolutely essential – there are NO exceptions to this rule. 

We will ensure that our staff follow all guidance set out to them in training and that they do their best to ensure social distancing is in place where able with carefully thought out practices. Shooting Starz Ltd will not be held responsible if any child contracts the Covid-19 virus or if any family member/s contract the virus. 

PLEASE NOTE: This Covid-19 policy temporarily supersedes all previous policies. This document and policy will remain in place and will be shared on our website along with any amended versions as we continue to update as the UK government and sporting associations release new and updated information. All risk assessments have been updated to include COVID-19 pandemic exposure awareness. If you have any questions relating to this policy, please contact us via email at admin@shootingstarz.co.uk 


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