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.

Read the full guidance on their website.

Brief Summary

Under 18s – Return to face to face youth work in 1-1 settings, and open access youth sessions for groups of 15 young people plus supporting staff. COVID-19 secure rules remain the same. Detached and digital youth work can continue.

Over 18s – Return to face to face youth work in 1-1 settings, triage meetings to determine ‘risk’, and formal invite only support bubbles for vulnerable members with 15 attendees plus supporting staff. COVID-19 secure rules remain the same. Detached and digital youth work can continue.