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New rules - impact on extracurricular activities?

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avenueq Tue 08-Sep-20 22:52:11

Ds's drama group was due to restart. Educational therefore go ahead? Or social therefore no?

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Augustbreeze Tue 08-Sep-20 22:56:01

They're publishing details tomorrow, goodness knows...

Augustbreeze Tue 08-Sep-20 22:58:43

They're publishing details tomorrow, I don't know! Could be considered educational I guess? They haven't just said "schools".

Covidisdrivingmecrazy Tue 08-Sep-20 23:02:27

Scouts, football, drama club etc. I hope they are allowed go ahead.

edwinbear Tue 08-Sep-20 23:02:53

DD’s swimming lessons were also due to restart next weekend. DS’s athletics club has also restarted - who knows?!

I wonder if my spin classes at the gym will still be allowed?

AliceLutherNeeMorgan Tue 08-Sep-20 23:06:42

I was wondering the same but about music activities - orchestras and such like. Just about to start up again. Dammit!

LilyPond2 Tue 08-Sep-20 23:07:05

BBC reporting the new rule will not apply to "organised team sports".

Vanillaradio Tue 08-Sep-20 23:07:56

Ds just started swimming again on Saturday. Due to start drama next week. I have paid for both for the whole term. Really hoping they will go ahead but suspect not. Not looking forward to.explaining that one to ds.

OnlyBejoking Tue 08-Sep-20 23:09:06

Our poor kids are so excited to get back to drama and dance. I really hope they can still do them.

GiantPinesAhem Tue 08-Sep-20 23:09:37

Oh no... we had dreams about to restart

Timeforanotherusername Tue 08-Sep-20 23:10:10

I don't 'think' these will be affected.

You are not meeting with others.

Its unlikely that these are where you will catch the virus.

Meeting up with friends - you could easily catch the virus.

Frazzled2207 Tue 08-Sep-20 23:27:56

I suspect/hope anything that is “paid for” and therefore helps the economy will be allowed to go ahead.

RingtheBells Tue 08-Sep-20 23:30:06

Isn’t it to stop people saying ‘all back to mine’ after the pub

TeaInTheGarden Tue 08-Sep-20 23:30:49

I’m wondering this too, about to go back to socatots and forest school with my toddler and hoping they don’t get banned before we even start!

Londonmummy66 Tue 08-Sep-20 23:31:22

SO sport can continue but not music and drama etc...

StatisticalSense Tue 08-Sep-20 23:34:11

We need to acknowledge that school already puts children at a higher level of social interaction that the vast majority of adults and therefore it may well make sense to restrict activities for children while allowing the same activities to go ahead for adults.

Qasd Tue 08-Sep-20 23:45:05

It talks of social gatherings so I was assuming paid for stuff like classes didn’t count as not social but guidance is to be issued tomorrow

KindKylie Tue 08-Sep-20 23:51:29

This is my worry too.

Do they count as education? Or team sports?

If not, what a disaster!!

RedToothBrush Tue 08-Sep-20 23:59:02

My suspicion is the exemption will be for organised activities that are part of a large organisation. So that will be organisated sport but also anything that is signed up as an affiliate to the National Youth Agency government body (eg Scouts and Guides). That probably won't include other more independent groups such as swimming lessons etc.

It remains to be confirmed and im speculating here but the way in which things were worded on the BBC article suggests that there is a list of exemptions that are longer than the ones they had in the article.

I may well be wrong but thats how im reading it.

I have to say the new law doesn't sound wildly different from the previous guidelines. The only difference is legality.

But masks are mandatory but no one is enforcing. In reality the law is only really as good as enforcement.

The danger here is there are fines of people who test positive at an event of more than 6. That will encourage people not to give details of contacts to PHE because of fear of being fined... It wont stop the meeting from happening in the first place...

girlofthenorth Wed 09-Sep-20 00:03:38

Am hoping it won't apply to my drama classes, parents paying in already and we are all excited to start. But think I'm right in saying clubs in heavy lock down areas are running so hoping we will not be affected .

avenueq Wed 09-Sep-20 08:27:29

Still unsure here!

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Velvian Wed 09-Sep-20 10:39:48

I've just trans ferried nearly £300 for DD & DS's swimming lessons for the term :, - (

Velvian Wed 09-Sep-20 10:40:15


whirlwindwallaby Wed 09-Sep-20 10:43:53


BBC reporting the new rule will not apply to "organised team sports".

What about martial arts? Ours are running in groups of 9 at the moment.

mrsknottschicken Wed 09-Sep-20 10:48:19

I'm wondering about martial arts too.

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