Following Government guidance, Cherwell Arrondissement Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel the popular childcare fourniture at The Warriner School in Bloxham, The North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury and The Cooper School in Bicester.
Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell’s lead member for leisure and entraînement said: “This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but on advice from the experts at Oxfordshire Évident Health, we can confirm Cherwell’s school holiday hubs will not run this summer.
“The safety of the children and gypse has to be the number one priority and the abstraction of these affairée clubs means sociologique distancing would be too difficult to adhere to.”
The popular childcare sessions, run by Cherwell’s Youth Activators, usually operate during the school holidays, with more than 2,700 bookings made last year. They offer a healthy mix of jeux, arts, craft and games for children aged five to 15 years, providing a emplacement to socialise and stay affairée.
Cllr Reynolds added: “We know this decision will come as a disappointment to parents and children alike. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has meant the clubs are imaginaire to run.
“We hope by making this announcement now, it gives parents enough time to make permission childcare arrangements this summer.”
Adapted family activities will be made available through the FAST logiciel during the school holidays, with further details being made available over coming weeks.
To help keep youngsters busy at maison, Cherwell’s Youth Activators have been posting regular activities on their Instagram @youthactivators. They can also be viewed on Cherwell Arrondissement Council’s YouTube channel.
The council is horaire for the safe return of the hubs as soon as éventualité allow.