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Guidance for Out of School Settings during COVID-19 | Out of school setting (OOSS) | Birmingham City Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. Please continue to follow national government advice. Please continue to follow national government advice.

Guidance for Out of School Settings during COVID-19

The latest guidance from the DfE specifically for out of school settings includes information on PPE, carrying out risk assessments, group sizes, educational visits, staffing and much more. Read the latest DfE guidance.

The DfE have also published guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings. Read the DfE published guidance.

If your out of school setting operates in sport or gym/leisure facilities, please read the guidance for providers of facilities.


Birmingham City Council keeps in contact with schools and other education providers by means of the School Noticeboard. You will find that much of the information will be useful for out of school settings. Please visit the bulletin for the latest updates and guidance to the following messages in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Safeguarding checklist
  • Risk assessments
  • Use of public transport to get to out of school settings

Read the bulletin

Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health and Dr Tim O’Neil, Director for Education and Skills have published a letter about Out of School provision for children and young people during the four-week period of national restrictions: 

Letter about Out of School Provision for Children and Young People - 9 November 2020