Northwood Gymnastics

Gymnastics and Multi-Sports Summer Camp

20th July - 28th August 2020

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Gymnastics and Multi Sports. – July and August 2020 Summer Camp


Northwood Gymnastics are running Gymnastics and Multi-Sport Camps for children ages 4 – 16 years this summer 2020.


It is paramount to us that we keep all the children and staff as safe as possible, so please read our procedures and guidelines below.


Sessions will mainly take place outdoors

From the 25th July we are able to go indoors, however, this will only be if there is bad weather.

- Staggered start time and reduced group sizes.

- Children will be in the same group for the entirety of the day.

- Children will work at different stations with the same coach throughout the day.

- Social distancing will be in place at all times.

- Equipment will be regularly cleaned throughout the day.


Sessions will include:

Team Games, Team Sports and Races

Gymnastics Skills, including Floor, Vault Trampette and Tumble. Fitness Activities and Badge Testing with Northwood Gymnastics Coaches

Football Skills and Games with FA Qualified Football Coaches


When you book with us this Summer, if we are unable to operate our camps due to a government lock down, you will be entitled to a 100% refund for the remaining days booked. However, if your child has to self isolate as a result of displaying symptoms OR another child in their bubble testing positive, we will only be able to offer you credit to use on another camp.


We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cannot attend please email us within 48 hours before your session for be eligible for refund.

office@northwoodgymnastics.co.uk

If your child is ill and cannot attend, credits will be offered to use on another camp day, subject to space. A doctors note will be required.

This information has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance:

· Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for holiday clubs

Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people who work in grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities.

· British Gymnastics


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS


Before arriving at camp:

· Children should wash their hands at home

· Parents should take their children’s temperatures each day before camp, and they must not come to camp if they have a temperature. Temperatures will be taken before registration by one of the Coaches.

· Parents must explain and ensure their children understand social distancing before they attend camp.

· Parents should ensure children are wearing freshly washed clothes.

· If a child feels unwell with any form of illness they should not be brought to camp.

· Children should bring all their belongings in one clearly labelled backpack that they are able to carry unaided.

· All items should labelled.

· Children should bring: a large, filled water bottle, a lunchbox containing a snack for the morning and afternoon and a lunch (NO NUTS); sun cream; a sunhat and a waterproof. All property must be clearly labelled.

· Due to social distancing measures that are in place we will be unable to help children open any packets or peel any fruit so parents should ensure their children can eat their snacks and lunch unaided.

· Apply suntan lotion if it is expected to be hot as the children will mainly outside

· Pack a light-raincoat as sessions will still take place in rainy showers

· Remember to bring their own mat.

· Siblings must have separate bags, lunch boxes, water bottles and sun cream as they may be in separate groups and will not allow children to share or mixgroups.


Arrival at camp:

· Registration will be conducted outside where possible and will be contactless from a child and parent perspective.

· The Coach checking in will be wearing a mask and will take your child’s temperature.

· Only one parent should be present for drop off.

· Social distancing must be observed when queuing at the welcome desk. We will mark out the queuing area to ensure families stand 2m apart.

· All children will be expected to hand sanitise at the welcome desk when entering.

· Signs on hygiene and social distancing will be visible at the welcome desk.

· Children will be signed and sent to their pre-allocated group where the coaches will be waiting for them.
· Parents MUST drop children off at their allocated time to ensure social distancing can be fully observed and children are able to go straight to their groups.


Groups:

· Children will be split into groups, forming a ‘bubble’. Groups will be predetermined before the start of the day.

· Children will be expected to stay in this bubble for the duration of the day.

· Each group will have a set base where the children will be sent on arrival and dismissed from at the end of the day.

· Groups will not mix with other groups throughout the day.

· Coaches will run through group rules with children including: hand washing; “catch it, bin it, kill it”; social distancing; not mixing groups.


Activities:

· No soft toys and difficult to clean toys or equipment will be used.

· Equipment will be regularly cleaned throughout the day.

· Most activities will be carried out outside but if indoor space is required, - from the 25th July, children will only use the indoor hall space. There will be no access to the classroom or cloakrooms.

· Indoor areas will be kept well-ventilated with windows and doors (not fire doors) kept open where possible.

· All activities will be carried out following social distancing guidelines.

· Children will wash their hands after each activity using the hand sanitiser provided by the group leader.

· Coaches will clean down all equipment used at the end of an activity.

Break and lunch times:

· Lunch boxes will be stored in an airconditioned trolley

· Each group will eat separately.

· Separate areas will be identified for each group to eat their food in.

· Groups will be supervised during mealtimes by their two group coaches.

· Due to social distancing measures that are in place, please consider pack lunch contents and its packaging. We need to minmise the need for Coaches to help children open any packets or peel any fruit. Parents should ensure their children can eat their snacks and lunch unaided as possible. NO NUTS.

Hygiene:

· Group leaders will set up a portable ‘hygiene station’ when they arrive at each new activity. This will include: a rubbish bag, tissues, nappy sacks (to place used tissues in first, tie and then place in rubbish bag), hand sanitiser, antibacterial spray, cloths and antibacterial wipes. The group leader will also carry a supply of PPE (disposable gloves and masks) if they need to come into close contact with a child.

· Staff will reinforce the “catch it, bin it, kill it” message throughout the day and signs will be displayed around camp to remind of this.

· Used tissues to be placed immediately in bins which will be double bagged and emptied regularly throughout the day.

· A toilet will be identified for each group, and children will only be allowed to go one at a time.

· Children should wash/sanitise their hands: on arrival at camp; after sneezing or coughing; after each activity; before and after eating food; after going to the toilet; just before leaving camp.

Cleaning:

· Soap dispensers will be checked twice daily to ensure they are full and working.

· Contact points, such as door handles, will be cleaned throughout the day.

· PPE used when cleaning

· All equipment wiped down at the end of the day. A Fogger will be used.

First aid and medication:

· The HeadCoach will be the designated First Aider.

· Daily medication should be handed to the HeadCoach on arrival at the welcome desk and the HeadCoach will take daily medication to the child in their group, wearing. Please keep medication in a clear plastic bag/holder with names and details on.

· A designated first aid area will be set up.

· Coaches are to notify the Camp Manager if a child in their group feels unwell.

· Where possible children will administer their own first aid – e.g. apply own icepack to injured area.

· First Aiders will wear PPE when treating a child.

· Where possible the first-aider will approach the child from the side.

If a child presents with symptoms during the day:

· The child will be taken to a specified area and the parents called to collect from camp.

· Any child who shows symptoms should be tested as soon as possible and remain at home until test results are received.

· If the group are indoors when a child presents symptoms, the group will be moved to another room or outdoors and the room deep-cleaned.

· Parents of children in camp will be advised of a possible case and if a case is confirmed, this will be reported to Public Health England and we will follow their advice.

Collection at the end of the day:

· Only one parent should be present for collection.

· Social distancing should be observed when queuing for collection.

· Parents will arrive at the welcome desk and the HeadCoach will coordinate the collection of children from their groups with the support of the other Coaches.

· Parents MUST only collect the children at their allocated time to ensure social distancing can be fully observed and children are able to leave straight from their groups.

Coaches


Before arriving at camp:

· Coaches should take their temperatures each day before camp, and they must not come to camp if they have a temperature.

· Coaches should wear clean clothes to camp each day.

· Coaches should ensure they bring a packed lunch and drink and keep this along with any other belongings in a bag with.

· Coaches will have undergone training around our COVID 19 safe procedures


Arrival at camp:

· Coaches should arrive at camp no longer than an hour before children start to arrive and should remain in outside areas where possible.

· Coaches should use the hand sanitiser to clean their hands on the way in.

· Coaches should report to the HeadCoach so they can sign them in using the contactless register.

During the day at camp:

· Coaches will work within a bubble throughout the day.

· Coaches should wash hands after sneezing or coughing; after each activity and before and after eating, using hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser provided.

· Coaches should use the portable hygiene stations and follow the same guidelines as the children as above.

· Coaches have lunch with their group.

If a member of staff presents with symptoms during the day:

· The coach should go home.

· Any Coach who shows symptoms should be tested as soon as possible and remain at home until test results are received.

· Parents of children in camp will be advised of a possible case and if a case is confirmed, this will be reported to Public Health England and we will follow their advice.

Leaving camp:

· Coaches should use the hand sanitiser at the welcome desk to clean their hands on the way out.

· Coaches should not take any items home from the camp