We are pleased to support the launch of the ukactive ‘A Framework for the safe delivery of children’s activity provision during social distancing’ . The framework aims to help schools, individual providers and facilities plan and deliver physical activity programming e.g. activity clubs and out of school provision in the safest way possible during the current Covid-19 social distancing restrictions and post pandemic.
The Active Partnerships have been working proactively with ukactive to input into this framework based on the intelligence they have been gathering from schools and providers. We are delighted this insight has helped provide a collective voice to support the re-opening of the sector and put on holiday provision.
Charlie Crane, Partnership Manager for the Active Partnership National Team said:
“We know that schools and providers have been seeking guidance on how they can safely operate holiday provision this summer and we feel this framework along with the Government’s announced ambition for summer provision to go ahead last week will help to give them the reassurance needed to plan and deliver safely.
Initiatives aimed at engaging children and young people this summer are more important than ever due to the challenges of inactivity, social isolation and learning loss children and young people are experiencing as a result of Covid-19. This is especially important in areas of deprivation where these challenges are further exacerbated by the current pandemic. Initiatives such as Fit and Fed provide much needed opportunities for the most vulnerable children across the country and we now hope plans for these types of programmes will accelerate in the coming weeks as a result of this Framework and further guidance due from DfE”
The framework can be viewed here