This update was made at 17:00 on Friday 9th July 2021.
Eequ will review government advice regarding the Coronavirus and update this message regularly. Advice may change on a daily basis.
You've probably heard that the government has taken the decision to end all Covid-19 restrictions in England on 19th July.
For the general population, this means no more mandatory masks or social distancing, no more limits on group size or capacity, and further benefits for those who've had both jabs. But what does it mean for our mentors?
We've distilled these core points from the government advice for classes, courses, and out-of-school provisions.
From 19th July 2021:
Educational, out-of-school settings and wraparound childcare providers can offer provision to all children, without restriction on the reasons for which they may attend.
Wraparound childcare and other organised activities for children may take place in groups of any number.
Adult educational or leisure activities may take place in groups of any number.
It is no longer necessary to keep children in consistent groups (‘bubbles’). This means that bubbles will not need to be used for any summer provision or from the autumn term.
Face coverings will no longer be advised for children and adults including parents, students, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas.
Face coverings are also no longer legally required to be worn in rooms or communal areas in community settings or on public transport.
You should have outbreak management plans outlining how you would operate if there were an outbreak in your setting or local area.
You must comply with health and safety law and regularly review and update your risk assessments - treating them as ‘living documents’ - as the circumstances in your setting and the public health advice changes.
Though mandatory restrictions are to be lifted, the government advises any educational or leisure activity setting should implement the following control measures:
Ensure good hygiene for everyone
Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes, using standard products such as detergents
Keep occupied spaces well ventilated
Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
Cancelling a block or sending messages.
If anything changes and it is clear that you will not be able to proceed with your planned activities, please go to the menu and open the Cancel page. Fill out the form to specify which dates and learners you are cancelling for. Bookers will be refunded automatically when you send the form.
Please refer to your Bookings page to find learners phone numbers.
Or use the messaging page to contact them via Eequ. They'll receive an email when you send the message.
Please use the cancellation process to officially cancel your blocks if necessary - Read cancellation FAQs here