Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBs FAQs

COVID-19 information

Children should only be sent to the scheme if they are feeling well and DO NOT have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A high temperature (fever) – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature);
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have A cough, it may be worse than usual);
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If a child is displaying any of these symptoms, then they SHOULD NOT attend the scheme.

Will Monmouthshire Leisure Centres be running summer holiday provision?

Yes. Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBS will be delivered throughout the four leisure centres for ages 5 years to 12 years. This provision is not Monmouthshire Games and there will be no swimming activities delivered.


What times do the Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBS run?

Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBS will run from Monday 20th July to Friday 21st August (excluding weekends), starting at 8 am and finishing at 5 pm. Children can be collected at any point throughout the day. 


How much will it cost?

Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBS will cost £20 per child, per day.


Can I use Monmouthshire Games bonus points which have already been purchased? 

Yes. Bonus points which have been purchased in the past and have not yet been utilised may be used with the Summer Activity HUBS, however, new bonus points cannot be purchased at this time.


What will my child be doing?

We have packed lots of fun activities into the day which comply with government guidance for social distancing. Children will be grouped into small “bubbles” and will remain in these groups for the day. Whilst in their “bubbles”, children will participate in a range of different activities.


What will my child need to bring?

Children will participate in a wide variety of sport and craft activities so they must wear clothing and footwear suitable for physical activity. Children will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks to cover the day as well as a drinks bottle for personal use. Packed lunch will need to be put in either a plastic box or bag and all contents (including waste packaging) will need to be taken home at the end of the day. Water stations will be available for children to refill their drinks bottles.


Do you require any specific information regarding my child attending the scheme? 

Yes. You MUST complete a registration form for your child/children to access the programme. It is your responsibility to give us the most up-to-date information and sign and tick the relevant boxes on the registration form. We cannot be responsible for any information that isn’t present on the form. To attend the programme, new registration forms need to be completed for all children, regardless if they have attended Monmouthshire Games in the past. We have an ‘opt-out’ box on the registration form that you MUST tick if you do not want your child/children to feature in any media posts and not to be photographed as part of the Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBS. It is your responsibility to complete the registration form accurately. Providing emergency contact telephone numbers as well as pick up and drop off arrangements for your child/children is paramount and you MUST complete this information on the registration form.


I have childcare vouchers. Will I be able to redeem my childcare vouchers for Monmouthshire Summer Activity HUBS? 

No. The Monmouthshire summer activity hubs is not a childcare provider and will not be registered with the CSSIW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales). However, all staff are qualified and trained to deliver sport and physical activity sessions and will undertake Monmouthshire County Council pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service Checks).


Where can I view the leisure centres Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy? 

The leisure centres adopt the same policy and procedures as all Monmouthshire County Council establishments and staff have undertaken training to the appropriate levels. There is a statement of arrangements clearly on display at each leisure centre. Please take the time to read it. The duty manager at each centre is always on hand to provide you with any further information or answer any queries that you might have.


What happens if my child is ill and cannot attend?

Below are the following guidelines for sickness:
If a child has vomited or experienced diarrhoea they must not attend the programme until 48 hours after their last episode
Children who are displaying Covid-19 symptoms must not return to the programme for 14 days after first noticing symptoms (raised temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste and smell), siblings will not be allowed to attend either.
 
If a child is sick and unable to attend the programme they will be offered a slot on another day and if this is not possible a bonus point will be added to their reach card to use in a future holiday programme at your selected leisure centre.