It’s been fantastic being back in the gym and to see everyone again the past few weeks! Just a reminder to parents that you need to bring your child to the door and stay until they have been welcomed inside for their class.
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Happy New Year! 2020 hasn't been the year we wanted but it has allowed us to plan for the future and appreciate what we have.
Hope everyone has had a fantastic break, 3 more sleeps until we're back!
27/12/2020 0 Comments
We wanted to share an update with you following some recent information we have received regarding secondary schools offering additional testing in the New Year (4th - 11th January). Given the timing of the news from the Department for Education, we’re unaware of how many schools will be taking up this offer during the week however, we felt it was important that you were made aware of the implications for this period.
Last Thursday (17th December), the Department for Education published information regarding the offer of additional testing for secondary schools in England. This would be accompanied with a staggered/staged return to education for secondary aged pupils, in a bid to minimise the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and disruption in education settings.
The guidance published indicates that children based at secondary schools where testing is being carried out, and are not attending school in the first week of January, should not attend ‘out of school settings’.
After seeking confirmation from Sport England, we have been informed that gymnastics clubs would be classed as an ‘out of school setting’. Therefore, pupils who are undergoing remote education during the first week of term in January, and are based at a school offering testing, should not attend their gymnastics session. The reason for this is to ensure that the testing efforts being run in schools are effective, and to reduce the possibility of the virus being brought into schools when all students return.
Clubs in operation during this week can continue to offer face-to-face delivery to children who are:
- In primary schools
- In early years setting
- Home educated
- In the secondary school-age cohorts eligible for full-time on-site provision - vulnerable children, children of critical workers and those in Years 11 and 13.
Schools that are running testing have been advised to communicate the appropriate guidance to all pupils and parents regarding out-of-school settings.
We would like to encourage clubs to be proactive in making parents aware that their facility should only be accessed during this week if their child is in one of the eligible groups as stated above. We will communicate any further information that we receive on this when possible.
We know that this has been a very difficult year for the community but we hope we can see a level or normality return in the New Year. We wish you and your members a safe and enjoyable Christmas.
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Whilst we welcome the news of the move for North Somerset to tier 2, we have made the decision to continue with our tier 3 rules for Saturday’s classes. We would also like to remind parents to stay with their gymnast until they have been temperature checked and to take their shoes and additional clothing away.
As we look forward to opening our doors later, we want to remind everyone that gymnasts will be temperature checked and must enter wearing only what they will be training in, and bring a full water bottle! Once again we’d like to remind parents to remain with their child until they have been welcomed in for their class.
The new term is about to begin so fees are now due.