From September 2020, things will look quite different at the Bridge. Having this guide will help you to understand what measures we are putting into place following a full risk assessment.
The most significant change in September is that we will only be allowing 10 young people at the Bridge at one time. To maximise the opportunity for young people to join us, we will be running 2 sessions per evening; an early session from 4 – 5 pm and a later session from 7 – 8 pm. To attend a session, booking will need to be completed online on the website: www.thebridgeyouthcentre.co.uk.
As per government guidelines, we will be observing social distancing measures inside the Bridge building. That means that every person in the Bridge must stay at least 1 meter apart where possible. This is one of the reasons why limiting the number of people in the building and within each area is so important.
It will be mandatory from September for all Bridge staff and volunteers to wear a face covering. However, we do not feel that it is necessary to make mask-wearing mandatory for young people at this time.
We have wall mounted hand sanitising stations around the Bridge, and we will be encouraging young people to wash their hands regularly. In between sessions, our volunteers will make sure that everything has been properly cleaned and is ready to be used again.
The Bridge will be running four sessions:
Tuesday: 4 pm – 5 pm: Year 6 only
7 pm-8 pm: Year 7 – 8
Friday: 4 pm – 5 pm: Secondary
7 pm – 8 pm: Secondary