In early January due to the Covid-19 Omicron variant step 2 of residential guidance was postponed until 14th of February 2022. Since then, the public health concern regarding Omicron has improved.
As a result, from today residentials can commence with:
- Up to 60 young people from a single visiting group at a residential site
- Up to a total of 60 young people across 2 or 3 different visiting groups at any single residential site (i.e. the total young people across all 2 or 3 groups does not exceed 60)
- The above permissible numbers do not include leadership for your programmes which must remain proportionate to the needs of the groups to ensure safeguarding and risk management.