2021 Covid-19 Update

LATEST UPDATE: 09.11.2020 

Following the re-opening of Covid-secure holiday clubs this summer and Ofsted registered childcare settings being allowed to operate in the current national lockdown, we are confident we will be allowed to run in most - if not all - our camp locations in 2021. As a result, we have made the decision to offer a full programme of camps for next year, starting in February 2021. We have however decided to keep the number of children attending our missions small to minimise the risk of infection.  

The above assumes that government guidance for schools, early years and childcare providers does not change. Our team has been working hard over the past few months to adapt our missions and develop policies and procedures that allow us to safely reopen our camps. We are a Covid-secure venue and have been implementing a number of additional safety measures, including mission bubbles of 8 children, social distancing outside the bubbles and outdoors-only activities. The full list of additional safety measures we're taking is available in our Covid-19 policy, per below.

Parents can consult government Covid-19 guidance for holiday clubs here
 Covid-Secure Declaration is available here
Our Covid-19 Policy is available here
Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment is available here


National lockdown

Whilst, the government announced a national lockdown, starting on 5th November 2020, it also published a number of exemptions, including education, childcare and training settings, which remain unaffected, provided they have a Covid-19 risk assessment and Covid-secure processes in place. This allows us to continue to run our camps.  

Were the guidance to change, resulting in The Hive having to cancel camps, parents would be entitled to a credit note valid until December 2021 or a full refund.  


Social distancing & Mission bubbles

We follow social distancing rules and the latest government guidance for schools and childcare settings (as published on 3rd November 2020). 

In practice this means that we have implemented a number of key changes to the way in which our missions usually run. This includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Contact-free registration and pick-up
  • Staggered drop-off and pick-up
  • Ongoing use of hand-sanitizing gel throughout the day
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the day
  • Much smaller mission bubbles
  • Day-long mission bubbles for children, including break and lunchtimes
  • Five-day bookings only to keep children's groups consistent
  • Time almost exclusively spent outside (except for toilet use)
  • Strict social distancing measures for toilet use
  • Adapted mission activities to avoid contact and sharing of resources
  • Limited kit and limited sharing of kit (shared kit will be disinfected throughout the day)
  • A pause on the Friday showcase 
  • Compulsory collection of NHS Test and Trace data, kept for 21 days

Parents can consult government Covid-19 guidance for holiday clubs here
Our Covid-Secure Declaration is available here
Our Covid-19 Policy is available here
Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment is available here