With the rules relaxing for the general public across the nation what is going to happen about school trips for the summer term?
Pre-COVID-19, school day trips and longer residential trips for the summer term would have been booked, paid for and being eagerly awaited by now. Trip hoodies and/or t-shirts would have been ordered and possibly even delivered already. But, with the uncertainties which the pandemic has brought, school trips and team events for the summer term are still being considered rather than booked.
The official guidance
At the time of writing this article (11th May 2021) the guidance for schools / rules from the Government were last updated yesterday, on 10th May.
School Day Trips
Day trips have been permissible since the 12th April in line with relevant COVID-secure guidelines and regulations in place at the time of the trip.
Domestic Residential Trips
From 17th May UK based residential trips are possible, again they must follow relevant COVID-secure guidelines and regulations in place at the time.
Overseas School Trips
The recommendation from the Government is that schools do not undertake any international visits this academic year up to and including 5 September 2021.