We’re here to support our members and the London youth sector in this difficult period. The situation continues to change quickly, but we will be providing regular updates on what we know and how we can help.

The environment in which our members are operating has been extremely difficult since the beginning of lockdown, and now they face the complex task of adapting services and supporting the wellbeing of young people as restrictions change. Please see below for more information on what the current guidance is for the youth sector.

Social distancing remains vital in London, so please do all you can to encourage your colleagues and the young people you work with to stay safe.

COVID-19 Readiness Level: Amber

National Youth Agency (NYA) guidance for the youth sector includes:

  • Information on the new local tier system
  • COVID Secure venues required
  • Max bubbles of 15 (+ youth workers and staff)
  • Face coverings required for ages 11+
  • Social distancing of 1m+ required

Guidance updated: Friday 23rd October

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London COVID Alert Level: High (Tier 2)

From Saturday 17th October, Government restrictions in London include:

  • Must not socialise outdoors in groups larger than 6
  • Must not socialise indoors with anyone except your household or support bubble
  • Wear a face covering where mandated
  • Follow social distancing rules
  • Work from home where you can
  • Schools, places of worship, and organised sport can operate with restrictions
  • Some businesses can operate if COVID Secure
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Official guidance & resources

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Working with young people remotely

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