Attending Sessions

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Before you come

Following a consultation with the National Youth Association (NYA) we are now able to open The Bridge with standard Covid-19 procedures in place.

Before your child attends The Bridge:

  • Secondary School Students: A Lateral flow test should be completed within 48 hours of attendance in accordance with your school schedule.
  • Be sure that your child does not have symptoms.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please do not attend sessions if your child or anyone in your home has symptoms of Covid-19.


About rapid tests (Taken from NHS.uk)

The test for people without coronavirus symptoms is called a rapid lateral flow test.

This usually involves rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.

The tests can give you a result in 30 minutes. They use a device similar to a pregnancy test and do not need to be sent to a lab.

You can do a rapid test at home or at a rapid lateral flow test site.

If you test positive, you and anyone you live with will need to self-isolate.


During Sessions

  • Your child will be booked in by an adult who will confirm we have contact details for parent/carers.
  • If your child develops symptoms during the session we will use the contact information on record. The young person will require collection.*
  • All secondary school students are required to wear a face covering during sessions unless they are exempt. (Exemption lanyards must be worn at all times)
  • Hand sanitiser is available in all rooms and young people will be encouraged to sanitise regularly.

*Secondary school students who attend without parent/carers picking up or dropping off may be asked to leave if they display Covid-19 symptoms. However, care will be taken to ensure their safety.


Symptoms After Session

If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms in the 48 hours following attendance, we do need to know about it. You can use the form below to let us know.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with symptoms have at least 1 of these.

Tell us about symptoms

Please tell us the date to enable us to find the correct records.

What to do next

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your childcare or support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.


Young Person's Details

This form is to be filled in by any parent or carer who wishes their child to attend activities managed by Bridgnorth Youth & Schools Project & The Bridge Youth Centre. The Bridgnorth Youth & Schools Project runs both the activities of The Bridge Youth Centre and its own activities. The data provided on this form will be held by both the Bridgnorth Youth & Schools Project and The Bridge Youth Centre. It will not normally be disclosed to any other third party and it will only be used to assist in managing activities effectively, safely, and to fulfil safeguarding responsibilities.

Parent/Carer Section

ADDRESS OF PARENT / GUARDIAN DURING THE RESIDENTIAL IF DIFFERENT FROM THE CHILD’S ADDRESS ABOVE:
Please provide the most accessible phone number

Medical Information

Please fill in as much as you know about the surgery you attend.
Please give details of any disabilities or medical conditions of which we should be aware
Please give the date of their last anti-tetanus injection
Please give details of any special dietary requirements

Consent

If you're concerned about any of these, please come to speak to us.
THIS SECTION MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR OTHER ADULT WITH PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY.
THIS SECTION MUST BE SIGNED BY THE ATTENDING YOUNG PERSON IF THEY’RE OVER 13 YEARS OLD.