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Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children

Published: 7 Dec 2020
Last updated: 30 Mar 2021 - see all updates

Guidance for the safe running of organised activities for children and young people.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children
Parent and baby or toddler groups (under 5 years)

Parent and baby or toddler groups (under 5 years)

On Tuesday 5 January 2021, mainland Scotland moved from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown. We published updated guidance for this new lockdown period (updated 12 March 2021).

Indoor activities are not permitted at Level 4. Outdoor and digital options can continue.

Recognising the particular needs of babies and toddlers, this guidance now sets out the maximum number of adults (18+) who can attend parent/baby or toddler groups and associated organised activities at any one time. 

Facilitators do not count to the overall numbers at Level 3 and below.

Under 5s do not count to overall numbers. This also means that parents with twins or multiples can attend as the maximum numbers set here are for adults attending, not the children.

At levels 2 and 3, and subject to content of this guidance and the following conditions being met, the maximum number of adults (18+) who can attend for indoor activities is 10.

At levels 0 and 1, and subject to the content of this guidance and the following conditions being met, the maximum number of adults (18+) who can attend for indoor activities is 15.

Conditions to be met:

where all children in the group are less than 5 years old

  • where the space allows for appropriate physical distancing measures to be in place
  • where face coverings are worn at all times, except when sitting down (excluding under 5’s)
  • where the service provider can meet all the relevant health and safety criteria and can comply with any specific conditions set out by the venue provider at all times
  • where the duration of the activity is kept to a minimum and other blended delivery options are considered including use of outside space, digital delivery, frequency of activity
  • where group attendees and facilitators, as far as possible, are kept consistent and do not change regularly

For outdoor activities at all levels, the maximum number of adults (18+) is 15.:

  • where all children in the group are less than 5 years old
  • where the space allows for appropriate physical distancing measures to be in place
  • where the service provider can meet all the relevant health and safety criteria and can comply with any specific conditions set out by the venue provider at all times
  • where group attendees and facilitators, as far as possible, are kept consistent and do not change regularly

Siblings can also attend, where unavoidable, and would not count towards total numbers for these activities only.


First published: 7 Dec 2020 Last updated: 30 Mar 2021 -