As you aware the Club has been closed for Youth Service activities since lockdown and that programmes where possible have been delivered remotely to membership during the period.
We have made preparations to return to programme delivery on site at Ballymote Sports and Wellbeing Centre This will be a phased return, hence will take some time as the safety and wellbeing of all our young people is our greatest concern.
The Youth Club is reopening on Monday 12th October for programmes. This is being done gradually and in line with government and PHA guidance hence we will need your help and support with this.
We have developed and enclose an outline of guidance which provides details of how we will support the return of young people to our Club and which we need you to do to make sure your child/children are safe and able to do so. Can I ask you to read through and please let me know if you have any questions or need further information.
I have also enclosed a link to a new registration/emergency contact form and would ask you to complete and return to me prior to your child attending any session in the Youth Club. This is to update our records and allow us to follow the Test, Trace and Protect system and will enable us to contact you if we have a case, or suspected case of COVD –19 in our centre.
Covid-19 Registration Form can found at this link
Please CLICK HERE for full details of our reopening guidance.
We have also developed a safety agreement for our young people which outlines how young people will be expected to take responsibility for their actions, in order to stay safe in our club. We will ask them to agree to this when they are taking part in programmes. We have attached a copy for your information and ask you to sign and return as your commitment to keep your child and all young people who attend the Club safe.
In the eventuality of the centre having to close again we will endeavour to continue programmes remotely with young people.
Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time, we look forward to welcoming your child/young person into the Club again.
Senior Youth Worker
Patrician Youth Centre