19 June 2020
The National Youth Agency (NYA) have published guidance with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive on managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19.
We support this guidance, the development of which London Youth had some input into. You can find our joint statement with Partnership for Young London and the Young People’s Foundation Trust in support of the guidance here.
About the guidance
Each youth organisation remains responsible for operating safely and managing individual risks according to the young people they work with, their premises, and the forms of delivery they undertake. Resources and templates for carrying out COVID-19 risk assessments can be found here.
This guidance contains information on the general processes, including resources and issues to consider, for organisations delivering safe and socially distanced youth provision during COVID-19:
- Managing risk and completing a risk assessment
- Raising concern
- Social distancing
- Accidents, security and other incidents
- Managing people
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Communications and training
As of 19th June, the alert level is Red. The following youth sector activity is permitted, subject to a COVID-19 Action Plan and Risk Assessment:
- Online and digital youth services
- Detached local youth services
- 1-2-1 sessions with high-need young people (outdoors only)
- Our statement on COVID-19 youth sector guidance
- Our summary of COVID-19 detached youth work guidance
- All COVID-19 official guidance & resources