Our Camps and COVID-19

Camp Go 2020 Tennis & Multisports Holiday Camps COVID-19 Policy

NOTE: This Policy was last updated on 14/10/2020 following the latest government guidelines.

The purpose of this policy:

  • To protect children who attend Camp Go Holiday Camps and their families, as well as the staff that work at the Holiday Camps.
  • To provide parents and staff with the overarching strategies DRH Sports will adopt to ensure the 2020 Holiday Camps are safe and compliant with government COVID-19 guidelines.

Legal framework:

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance:

  • Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings
  • Department for Education
  • Public Health England
  • Sport England: Latest guidance
  • UKActive: Advice and guidance for the physical activity sector

Parents and Children

Before arriving at camp:

  • Parents should take their children’s temperatures each day before camp, and they must not come to camp if they have a temperature.
  • Parents must explain and ensure their children understand social distancing before they attend camp.
  • Parents should ensure children are wearing clean clothes.
  • If a child feels unwell with any form of illness they should not be brought to camp.
  • Children should bring all their belongings in one clearly labelled backpack that they are able to carry unaided.
  • Children should bring: a large, filled water bottle, a lunchbox containing a snack (NO NUTS); sun cream; a sunhat and a waterproof. All property must be clearly labelled.
  • Due to social distancing measures that are in place we will be unable to help children open any packets or peel any fruit so parents should ensure their children can eat their snacks unaided.
  • Siblings must have separate bags,snack boxes, water bottles and sun cream as they may be in separate groups and will not allow children to share or mix groups.

Arrival at camp:

  • Registration will be carried out outside and will be contactless from a child and parent perspective.
  • Only one parent should be present for drop off.
  • Social distancing must be observed when queuing at the welcome desk. We will mark out the queuing area to ensure families stand 2m apart.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the welcome desk.
  • Signs on hygiene and social distancing will be visible at the welcome desk.
  • The Camp Manager will sign the children in and children will be sent to their pre-allocated group where the coaches will be waiting for them with hand sanitiser to clean their hands.
  • Parents MUST drop children off at their allocated time to ensure social distancing can be fully observed and children are able to go straight to their groups.


  • Children will be split into groups of 15 maximum, forming a ‘bubble’. Groups will be predetermined before the start of the day.
  • Each group will have a set base where the children will be sent on arrival and dismissed from at the end of the day.
  • Groups will not mix with other groups throughout the day.
  • Coaches will run through group rules with children including: hand sanitising; “catch it, bin it, kill it”;  social distancing; not mixing groups.


  • No soft toys and difficult to clean toys or equipment will be used.
  • No bibs will be worn.
  • All activities will be carried out outside where possible.
  • All activities will be carried out following social distancing guidelines.
  • Children will wash their hands after each activity using soap or hand sanitiser provided by the group leader.
  • Coaches will clean down all equipment used at the end of an activity.


  • Each group will eat separately.
  • Separate areas will be identified for each group to eat their food in.
  • Groups will be supervised by their group coach.
  • Due to social distancing measures that are in place we will be unable to help children open any packets or peel any fruit so parents should ensure their children can eat their snacks unaided.


  • Group leaders will set up a portable ‘hygiene station’ when they arrive at each new activity. This will include: a rubbish bag, tissues, nappy sacks (to place used tissues in first, tie and then place in rubbish bag), hand sanitiser, antibacterial spray, cloths and antibacterial wipes. The group leader will also carry a supply of PPE (disposable gloves and masks) if they need to come into close contact with a child.
  • Staff will reinforce the “catch it, bin it, kill it” message throughout the day and signs will be displayed around camp to remind of this.
  • Used tissues to be placed immediately in bins which will be double bagged and emptied regularly throughout the day.
  • A toilet will be available and children will only be allowed to go one at a time.
  • Children should wash their hands with sanitiser: on arrival at camp; after sneezing or coughing; after each activity; before and after eating food; after going to the toilet; just before leaving camp.


  • Contact points, such as door handles, will be cleaned throughout the day.
  • PPE will be used
  • All equipment will be wiped down at the end of the day.

First aid and medication:

  • The Camp Manager will be the designated First Aider.
  • Daily medication should be handed to the Camp Manager on arrival at the welcome desk and the Camp Manager will take daily medication to the child in their group, wearing PPE.
  • A designated first aid area will be set up.
  • Coaches are to notify the Camp Manager if a child in their group feels unwell.
  • First Aiders will wear PPE when treating a child.

If a child presents with symptoms during the day:

  • The child will be taken to a specified area and the parents called to collect from camp.
  • Any child who shows symptoms should be tested as soon as possible and remain at home until test results are received.
  • Parents of children in camp will be advised of a possible case and if a case is confirmed, this will be reported to Public Health England and we will follow their advice.

Collection at the end of the camp:

  • Only one parent should be present for collection.
  • Social distancing should be observed when queuing for collection.
  • Parents will arrive at the welcome desk and the Camp Manager will coordinate the collection of children from their groups with the support of the Group Leaders. Groups will return to their base at the end of the morning in readiness for dismissal and children will dismissed straight from their groups at the end of the morning.
  • Parents MUST only collect the children at their allocated time to ensure social distancing can be fully observed and children are able to leave straight from their groups.
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