Readiness level for the youth sector updated to amber

The readiness level for youth sector has now changed from red to amber. This means several things have changed. The following youth sector activity is now permitted, subject to a COVID-19 Action Plan and Risk Assessment:

  • Online and digital youth services
  • Detached local youth activities, including pre-planned outdoor activities
  • 1-2-1 indoor sessions with young people
  • Indoor group sessions

The National Youth Agency (NYA) as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England has, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, developed youth sector specific advice and guidance.

The guidance will support local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. It is intended to guide the youth sector in opening up services for young people at the right pace and time.

If this change of status impacts you in any way, please follow this link to read the guidance in full on the NYA website.


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