COVID-19 and the essex gaming bus
Essex Gaming Bus operate as an OOSS (out of school setting) this means we can operate as normal with up to 15 children under the age of 18.
Out Of School Setting’s are exempt from the rule of 6, this means:
We can provide activities to children under the age of 18 without their parents supervision
OOSS provide a tuition or activities outside of school hours (such as evenings, weekends, school holidays)
OOSS can occur in many kinds of venues
We are allowed up to 15 children
Multiple groups of children plus a member of staff can share the same space
Video Gaming is classed as an OOSS activity
All our equipment, including seating and floors are wiped down before and after every party with AntiViral Cleaner which is effective against enveloped viruses, including Coronaviruses (according to EN14476) .
Everyone is asked to sanitise their hands before entering the bus and before using our external equipment.
Children who are over 11 are required to wear mask
All staff wear masks
On-board the bus we keep all documentation such as DBS checks, Risk Assessments, COVID Risk Assessments, insurances etc. along with all the supporting document we have from the Government guidelines showing we are able to operate.
We have a track and trace QR code that we ask the parent to scan before they leave.
We have all the information from the government guidelines printed and stored in the bus along side our risk assessments/covid risk assessments, insurances, DBS checks etc
We have spoken to both the Out of School Alliance and Castle Point Environmental Health, who have confirmed we have “excellent measures in place”
If you would like any further information on our COVID-19 measures, please call Essex Gaming Bus and we will happily answer any questions you may have.
Cancellations due to COVID-19 –
If the party is cancelled because the government has introduced new restrictions then a full refund will be offered.
If the party is cancelled because of a guest falling sick from COVID-19 then a new party date will be offered but no refund will be given.
Shown in the image is the government guidelines of what was allowed to reopen on the 12th of April 2021 after the Covid-19 Lockdown.
You can see on here that the “All children’s activities indoor parent and child groups” is included.
We have confirmed this with the local authorities.