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Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children

Published: 7 Dec 2020
Last updated: 4 Jan 2021 - see all updates

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children


From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown. We have produced updated guidance for this new lockdown period.

Softplay centres must remain closed in Protection Levels 2-4, as set out in the  Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s Strategic Framework. Softplay centres will be able to re-open in Protection Levels 0-1, following the relevant guidance.

All toys and equipment that children access during indoor activities should be cleaned when groups of children change – e.g. between sessions and at the end of the day or in the morning before the session begins using standard detergent and disinfectant that are active against viruses and bacteria.

Soft toys should also be removed or washed after use by each child/cohort.

Where possible, outdoor play should be encouraged, following the COVID19 Play Scotland Guidelines.

First published: 7 Dec 2020 Last updated: 4 Jan 2021 -