Exodus is committed to see an army of passionate followers present in the lives of young people. As we pursue this goal, we are committed to doing all that we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and young people.
In recent weeks the Department of Education in NI and from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in ROI issued updated advice for Youth Work in both the North & South.
We continue to believe that “in-person” is better and so in the weeks ahead we are excited for the following changes:
- From Monday 26th April our teams and other groups of up to 15 can start meeting outdoors.
- From Monday 10th May (NI only) teams and other groups of up to 15 can start meeting indoors.
We will continue to work with young people and families to navigate the changes and to offer online options too.
- Developing new creative approaches to tend towards smaller groups, more outdoors and the requirement for social distancing.
- Carrying out updated Risk Assessments, pre event cleaning & contact point wipe down in advance of activities.
- Registering and recording of everyone attending a gathering to enable better planning and contact tracing.
- Setting up welcome points to regulate entrance and check for symptoms.
- Ensuring 2m social distancing for all activities.
- Capping attendance at all gatherings to 15 (including Exodus staff & volunteers).
- Requiring that Indoor gatherings:
- Are seated and any seating should be assigned;
- Ensure face-masks for all participants
- Are ventilated wherever possible - without ventilation face masks should be worn.
- Do not include food or drinks.