A Statement from UK Outdoors on Government Guidance

BAPA along with IOL, AHOEC, The Outdoor Council, and other sector organisations has been meeting regularly and working together to try and facilitate the Government allowing residential outdoor centres to re-open.

This is the latest update.

The sector is continuing discussions with Government on the restarting of overnight educational visits. The Government has agreed to a formal review of the current guidance in November 2020, with a view to a managed, safe and Covid-secure return in 2021.  The review will provide an opportunity for the whole sector to engage with Government departments and relevant agencies to inform the review, address any remaining barriers and ultimately reopen educational visits.

As valued customers and service users, we would welcome schools support, too, in further stressing the importance of educational visits.  Ensuring all children and young people can benefit from these rich and varied educational experiences is imperative to helping students, schools and the education sector recover from Covid.