At United Education we are working hard to make sure we are running safely all year round.
We’ve added a lot of changes to United Education to make sure our explorers are safe during their time with us. Our programmes are about being adventurous, wild and having fun with friends and we are excited to be able to provide this at a time when our explorers may need it the most.
Last year, our COVID-secure activities enabled over 5000 children to enjoy safe and adventurous weeks with other children there age. We were there to support key worker families.
At United Adventure Camps we are continually monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK. We want to reassure you that United Education internal risk assessments are ongoing and include monitoring the guidance of Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Our priority will remain the welfare of our campers, staff team and the wider community. We are therefore taking the necessary precautions and putting in place some additional measures to ensure the safe running of our camps.
- Testing staff twice a week whilst they are working on camp.
- Continuing, as always, to follow stringent hygiene practices on all of our camps. To assist us with this we encourage you to ensure your child is aware of the importance of this and the basic practices of the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ campaign.
- Following PHE guidance to ensure that any staff, parents and campers who have travelled to affected regions and/or have been exposed to the virus do not attend camp.
- Increasing our staff training around health and hygiene practices and our internal policy regarding COVID-19. We are also supplying each camp with increased amounts of hand wash, hand sanitiser, and tissues.
- Working closely with our host venues to ensure a strict handover process surrounding the cleanliness of the venue.
- In the run-up to camp, we ask that if you have travelled to any affected regions or if have been exposed to the virus to please contact us immediately to discuss your booking. In the event that we are forced to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we will inform all parents immediately by email with as much notice as possible. In the event of a cancellation of our programmes beyond our control, we reserve the right to review and amend our cancellation policy.
As set out in the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 guidance, from 29 March, and in line with when schools close for the Easter holidays, out-of-school settings and wraparound providers will be able to offer:
- outdoor provision to all children, without restrictions on the purpose for which they may attend
- indoor provision to:
- vulnerable children and young people
- children on free school meals, where they are attending as part of the Department for Education’s holiday activities and food programme
- other children, where the provision is:
- reasonably necessary to enable their parents and carers to work, search for work, undertake education or training, or attend a medical appointment or address a medical need, or attend a support group
- being used by electively home educating parents as part of their existing arrangements for their child to receive a suitable full-time education
- being used as part of their efforts to obtain a regulated qualification, meet the entry requirements for an education institution, or to undertake exams and assessments
Do you check temperatures on arrival?
Yes, we do. All temperatures will be checked upon arrival at all of our sites (with a temperature gun). Any children with a temperature over 37.5°C will unfortunately not be allowed to attend camp. You can check temperatures at home before coming to camp as long as you are able to provide proof.
What happens if a child is showing symptoms of Covid-19 whilst attending camp?
Our staff have had extensive training in identifying symptoms of Covid-19 and will isolate the child from other children on site and call their parents for collection. For guidance around symptoms of Covid-19 please refer to government advice.
How will the children be grouped on camp?
At United Adventure Camps, children will be grouped (bubbled) depending on the group they are booked into. This will mean that whenever your child is at camp with us they will be in the same group and interact with the same explorers and staff members.
Do staff and children have to wear masks on-site?
Staff will wear masks when moving around camp but not during activities. Children are not required to wear masks.
What is the refund policy around Covid-19?
If we are unable to run camps due to government guidelines / Covid-19, you will be entitled to a full refund.