Out-of-school settings in Bradford can continue to provide educational opportunities for local children and young people during the school holidays.

Community activities, holiday clubs, after-school clubs and tuition can continue to take place as long as government safety measures are followed.

This includes both outdoor and indoor provision for pupils if current COVID-19 protective measures in the government’s out-of-school setting guidance are adhered to.

Bradford Council’s Education Safeguarding team continues to offer support for providers to ensure they are confident with Coronavirus safety measures. The team can also provide up-to-date guidance for organisations before they reopen.

Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for education, employment and skills, said: “Supporting settings to implement the safety precautions will help to make sure children, young people and families across the district are protected as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Out-of-school settings offer children and young people fantastic opportunities to socialise, develop confidence and gain skills and experiences that enrich their learning and development.

“In particular this year, many children and young people have missed out on socialising with their peers during the coronavirus pandemic, so having the chance to access fun activities delivered in a safe way, is more important than ever.”

More information about Bradford Council’s Education Safeguarding Team is available on their website: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/activities-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-advice-for-parents-and-carers-whose-children-attend-out-of-school-settings/

Further questions from parents, carers and out-of-school providers which have not been answered through Bradford Council’s Education Safeguarding Team’s can be sent to EdSafeTeam@bradford.gov.uk or to the Education Safeguarding Team on 01274 437043.