Following a consultative process by the Management Committee with individual Companies and during conference calls with Leaders during the week of 17th August 2020, the Management Committee has decided to lift the suspension of face-to-face BB activities that was put in place in March 2020.
This reflects the various announcements by Government in the context of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and the guidance provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs together with Youth Sector stakeholders on the phased re-introduction of full service provision.
Guidance for Leaders on the process to be undertaken in order to resume face-to-face activities is available below. This includes our Response Plan and templates for Company Action Logs and Risk Assessments, together with links to various resource materials and information provided by Government sources.
Company Leaders MUST undergo this process together with Induction training BEFORE they can resume face-to-face activities with children and young people. There are no time restrictions or deadlines for the resumption of these activities because of the time required to consult and collaborate with all stakeholders. Leaders should resume activities when they are confident that it is SAFE for all Members and Leaders.
Leaders are encouraged to continue to offer online supports to Members via #BBatHome and virtual sessions.
The overarching framework for the resumption of BB activities is to follow Irish government guidelines at all times see http://www.gov.ie/covid19/
The Management Committee is grateful for the collaboration of Companies and Leaders in the recent consultation and are delighted that we can re-start BB activities within the confines of current Government restrictions. Please let us know when you get going again and share your experiences of new programmes ideas by emailing [email protected]
28th August 2020
Covid-19 Response Plan (Updated April 2021)
Templates & Forms
FAQs (Updated April 2021)
Further advice on symptoms and mitigation can be found at the following link: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Additional programme resources:
Virtual Sessions: https://boys-brigade.org.uk/bbathome/virtual-sessions/
Face to Face (distanced) activities: https://boys-brigade.org.uk/bbathome/face-face-socially-distanced-activities/
Company Challenges: https://www.facebook.com/BoysBrigadeROI
COVID-19 Induction Training: https://learning.youth.ie/courses/covid-19-induction-session-for-youth-sector/