Unregulated Children’s Activities
Carer and toddler groups
Carer and toddler groups can resume in church buildings so long as the Scottish Government’s guidance on organised activities for children is followed alongside the general principles outlined in this section of the guidance document. The following principles apply specifically for carer and toddler groups where all children are under the age of 5:
- In levels 0 and 1 the maximum number of adults (18+) that can attend the group for indoor activities is 15 subject to physical distancing
- In levels 2 and 3 the maximum number of adults (18+) that can attend the group for indoor activities is 10 subject to physical distancing
- Under 5s do not count to overall numbers. This also means that parents with twins or multiples can attend as the maximum numbers set for carer and toddler groups are for the adults attending, not the children.
- For outdoor carer and toddler groups where all children are under the age of 5 the maximum number of adults is 15 in all protection levels.
Face coverings must be worn at all times except when sitting down (excluding under 5s).
Further information can be found in the Scottish Government's guidance on organised activities for children.
Breakfast Clubs can resume within levels 0-4 as they form an important part of the day for children and families as well as providing accessible childcare options for working parents. Churches providing breakfast clubs should operate in line with the guidance provided for regulated school age childcare provision, including setting safe maximum numbers based on the guidance contained and the physical space available. Further information can be found in the Scottish Government's guidance on school-age childcare services.