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Guidance for safe delivery of youth work services from 12 March 2021

10 Mar 2021

(from YouthLink Scotland)

Guidance for the safe delivery of youth work services in Scotland has been updated, following the Scottish Government’s announcement that Covid-19 restrictions are to be eased slightly from 12 March.

Covid-19: Guiding Framework to support the delivery of youth work services includes updated guidance on the following:

  • Youth work outdoors – will be permitted from 12 March with a maximum of 15 individuals (inclusive of youth workers)
  • Providing one-to-one support to vulnerable young people (indoors or outdoors) will be permitted to continue
  • Youth work in schools – will be permitted to be delivered as part of the school day/curriculum with school-aged children and young people
  • Detached youth work – will be permitted in order to meet local need

To coincide with the updated guidance, we have also updated our supporting statement which sits alongside the guidance: Supporting young people through and out of the pandemic, which gives an outline of the support and engagement youth work has provided young people over the past year.