Covid Policy

Keeping everyone safe at Camp Beaumont

On the 22nd February the government set out its road map to recovery, the end of lockdown and the easing of restrictions that the country has been under for the past year. We are delighted that we can once again play our part in supporting parents with their childcare needs as the country gets back to work

We were one of the only major holiday camp operators to open our camps in 2020 and welcomed over 8,000 young campers, who enjoyed a safe, rewarding and inspirational camp experiences. We are now taking this valuable learning and will be operating an unrivalled programme throughout 2021 from the Easter holidays onwards.

The safety and welfare of everyone at Camp Beaumont remains our number one priority at all times. Our friendly and skilled teams will ensure every camp is packed with lots of laughs and fun activities, whilst effectively administering the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines. All team members are dedicated to ensuring our stringent protocols are adhered to.

10 ways we keep everyone safe at camp:

1. Reduced camp capacities

We have reduced our camp capacities at every Camp Beaumont location. Local teams will implement the latest social distancing requirements at all times.

2. Group Bubbles of up to 15 children

We are operating the Group Bubble system where required (5 years and older) which will include a maximum of 15 children and 2 Group Leaders whilst maintaining our ratios of 1:8 (3-7yrs old) and 1:12 (over 8’s). Our Group Bubbles will remain consistent each day and will avoid mixing with other groups.

3. Programme adjustments

We have suspended our ‘Action Extra’ and ‘Roaming Activity Programme’ to ensure that we can keep our Group Bubbles consistent. Only one Group Bubble per activity area will be allowed at any one time, and we will be suspending our Friday afternoon parent review show. Weather permitting we will be spending as much time in the outdoor environment as possible and making use of our fantastic host schools grounds.

Swimming - Swimming is due to return this summer, we are really excited to be re-introducing swimming to the programme later in 2021. As with all of our activities we will ensure that the most robust safety procedures are in place as we get back on pool side.

4. Onsite Signage

Floor tape will be used where queuing is necessary, especially in the Temperature Check and Sign in/out areas to ensure families remain 1 meter plus apart. We will have abundant signage explaining our adapted processes as well as reminding all those at Camp to keep the highest levels of hygiene and adhere social distancing requirements.

5. Personal Protective Equipment

Our teams will be issued with Personal Protective Equipment to enable them to carry out their roles safely. When you arrive at camp our teams in the Sign In/Out areas will all be wearing full face clear visor masks to allow for that friendly interaction that you come to expect from the Camp Beaumont Team. Throughout the day all of our wear face masks in indoor communal areas but not when delivering the activities to the children.. For more close-contact care, including first aid, our teams have access to disposable aprons, masks and gloves.

This Easter and May Half Term all parents are required to wear a face mask when in the sign in/out areas of camp. In addition, as per government guidance and in line with UK senior schools, all children in our Teen Group (12+) must bring a face mask with them to wear when moving around communal areas indoors at our camps. Our Teens do not need to wear them when taking part in an activity or outdoors.

6. Hygiene & Enhanced Cleaning Measures

Every young guest and team member will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly between each activity. Soap will be readily available in hand washing areas. Hand sanitiser will be accessible at each sign-in desk for every child to use when they enter and leave Camp. In addition, numerous hand sanitiser stations will be accessible at locations throughout each school site and our team will also be issued with personal hand sanitiser.

Surfaces, toilets and high touch areas (e.g. door push plates, door handles) will be cleaned with disinfectant every hour - led by the COVID Secure Coordinators hourly checklists. Extra time at the end of each activity will allow for all children and employees to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser as well as wiping down equipment/resources that have been used and storing them correctly for the next group to use.

7. COVID Secure Camps

It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that they do not attend camp if they have and/or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Equally, no one should attend camp if they have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for or shown symptoms of COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to attending. Every child and team member will have their temperature checked on the way into camp Sign In area.

We have COVID Secure Coordinators onsite to manage all of the hygiene, daily temperature checks and ensure our ‘Keeping Everyone Safe’ policy is implemented strictly across the Camp. Say hello, these team members will be among the first friendly faces you will see each day.

This Easter and May Half Term all of our teams will receive a COVID-19 lateral flow test twice a week in line with government guidance, in addition all of our team members attending a face to face assessment training or induction day will be tested on arrival. 

8. Contactless sign in and sign out

We will be operating a contactless free Sign In/Out procedure, our Head Group Leaders will sign your children in on your behalf but we will need to know who is collecting and for them to bring photographic ID. Our socially distanced Sign In/Out areas will be strictly managed to ensure they don’t become too busy but please note it may take slightly longer to sign in than normal. All parents are asked to wear masks for sign in and sign out.

9. Staggered lunch times

Lunch boxes are not currently available for purchase from Camp Beaumont, so parents will need to provide their child with their own lunch. Lunch breaks will be staggered to ensure groups do not come in to contact with each other. In addition, thorough hand washing will take place before and after lunch.

10. Communication

We will maintain excellent communication with our parents and teams to update everyone on any changes to our management of the ‘Keeping Everyone Safe’ policy. As well as ensuring everyone is well prepared to experience another outstanding holiday with Camp Beaumont.

If you have any further questions about health and safety at Camp Beaumont visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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"Adventures are the best way to learn. Fill your life with adventures not things. Have stories to tell and memories to enjoy forever."

Rebecca (Parent), Claremont Fan Court School, Summer 2020
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