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Throughout the pandemic we've put the safety of you, your children and our staff first and we'll continue to do so when we re-open.
Your booking is COVID-19 FINANCIALLY RISK FREE! If we were to have to cancel your camp due to COVID-19, we'll offer you a credit or refund. If your child has to self isolate, we'll give you a credit to use another time and if you have a Flex booking we can also offer you a refund.
Our team are working to ensure that we're always fully up to date with the current guidance and we have all the safety measures put in place to be able to deliver maximum fun in a safe environment.
We’ve developed 4 key strategies to ensuring our camps are COVID-19 secure, known as the Barracudas 4P’s.
Advance warning: We do know that the capacity at each camp will need to be reduced so there will be limited places available at all of our venues in 2021. We recommend booking early to secure your child's place.
We can’t wait to see you and your children back at camp in 2021!
Here are our 4 P's for keeping all of our children, staff and parents safe whilst at camp:
During Easter we'll have a limited number of places at camp with group sizes at a maximum of 15 children (24 max for Early Years Groups). Group sizes will return to normal for May half term but groups will be in bubbles. We’ll still operate with our preferential staff:child ratios, so they’ll still get the attention they deserve!
Due to the additional precautions needed to keep our camps COVID-19 Secure, activities such as motor sports, fencing and inflatables will not be scheduled on our timetables for our Easter camps or May half term camps. This remains under constant review for the summer camps.
Where a camp has a swimming pool, we’ll still be offering swimming on the timetable. Due to group sizes, during Easter this should be offered at least once a week for each group and twice a week during summer (pending review).
We've developed our comprehensive 4 P's to make sure our camps are COVID-19 secure. This covers Planning, Premises, Processes and People.
At Easter we had a limited number of places at camp with group sizes at a maximum of 15 children.
We'll be back to our usual group sizes for May half term but groups will be bubbled. We'll make adjustments to our programme to ensure COVID-19 appropriate activities.
There'll be additional COVID-19 risk assessments, processes and signage at camp. Registration and collection times will be spread between 8.30-9.30am and 4.30-5.30pm to reduce congestion. We'll implement social distanced queuing and one way systems.
There'll be additional hand washing and sanitising throughout the day as well as additional cleaning of facilities and equipment. We'll have a COVID-19 Officer at each camp to help with these operational processes.
Parents will be asked to confirm their child has no symptoms when entering camp, as will all members of staff. Staff will be equipped with appropriate PPE when in contact with parents and administering first aid. Parents will need to wear masks when entering the camp and speaking with staff.
As per government guidance, children who are 11+ years old will need to wear masks during registration and collection and in indoor corridors at Easter. They'll also need a small/plastic bag to keep their mask in and preferably wear clothing with pockets so they can keep their bagged mask with them at all times.
Parents will be asked to confirm their child has no symptoms when entering camp.
If a child develops COVID-19 symptoms at camp they will be taken to a dedicated isolation area and their parent/s will be immediately informed. The child will remain in the isolation area until their parent or guardian are able to collect them.
On collection we will ask that the child has a test and that we are informed of the results as soon as possible.
Once the child has left camp all areas where they've been and resources they've touched will be fully cleaned and disinfected.
If we have news of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at camp we'll immediately contact the DfE and apply the specific advice given.
If we're unable to operate your camp during the week you book, we will move your booking to another week during that holiday, or to another season in the year. Where this isn’t possible, we’ll give a credit note to use with us another time, or we’ll offer you a full refund. Find the full details in section 10 of our Terms and Conditions.
Your booking is risk free. If your child has to self isolate due to COVID-19 we'll offer to change your dates or give you a credit note. If your booking has the Flex cover we'll also be able to offer you a refund.
Find the full details in section 10 of our Terms and Conditions.