Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.



This guidance is for parents and carers and covers changes to:

  • after-school clubs
  • holiday clubs
  • tuition
  • community activities
  • other out-of-school settings for children and young people aged 5 and over during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Published 1 July 2020
Last updated 8 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Who should attend after-school clubs and out-of-school settings', 'Children with health concerns' and 'Live performances' sections to reflect national lockdown guidance.

  2. Updated to reflect changes to the contingency framework and the January 2021 return to school guidance.

  3. Updated to reflect new local restriction tier 4 (stay at home) requirements and attendance at out-of-school settings during the first week of term in January 2021.

  4. Updated sections on ‘Children with health concerns’ and ‘Live performances of children’s dance, music and drama’. Added section on ‘Parent and child groups’.

  5. Added links to new national restrictions guidance.

  6. Updated with information about local COVID alert levels.

  7. Updated to remove out of date summer references.

  8. Coronavirus (COVID 19) update for autumn term including new section on live performances.

  9. Updated content to make clear that children will be able to attend all types of dance classes. Also, that clubs and activities for children will only be able to operate in those premises legally able to open.

  10. First published.