Our plans to ensure 1st Kidderminster Boys’ Brigade is COVID Ready
As we emerge from lockdown and the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be relaxed we are writing to update you on our plans for next session.
Our plans for re-starting face-to-face activities will follow Government and Youth Sector guidance, as well as guidance issued by The Boys’ Brigade and our local Church. Of course, in all this, our paramount concern is keeping our young people and leaders safe.
To help keep everyone safe we will be following The Boys’ Brigade’s COVID Code:
Given the fact that we’re still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, there’ll be some restrictions on what we do and how we do it. This letter will let you know the steps we’ve taken to make sure we keep everyone safe and ensure the Company is COVID-Ready.
Firstly, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms MUST NOT attend any face-to-face activities and should follow government guidelines on self-isolation and testing.
Secondly, young people who are shielding or are in another vulnerable group might not be able to return to face-to-face activities at this stage. If your child’s shielding or in another vulnerable group, please contact me directly so we can chat through some options.
We’re also aware some young people, including young people with additional support needs, might need new or other reasonable adjustments putting in place to support a return to face-to-face – again, I’m happy to discuss this with you.
I’d also like to let you know some of the updates to our arrangements for making sure our indoor activities will be COVID-19 safe.
What you need to know about restarting BB on a Monday night
It’s our intention restart after the October half-term as we want to give the Boys the time to settle back into school life before coming back to BB. If the situation changes that we would have to delay our return I will let you know.
Each Boy on the first night back will receive their awards they would have had last session. And any Boy that has done BB at Home will get their medal.
Anchors- Mrs Trish Criddle and Mr Liam McMahon
Juniors- Mr Graham Knight and Mr Tim Mills
Company/Seniors- Mr Tom Russell and Mr Neil Russell.
The activities will be different from what we normally offer. But we do hope as I’m sure you do that over time if conditions allow, we can eventually go back to what activities the Boys really enjoy. We need to take the first few careful steps back into BB life and I am sure you understand this.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!