Youth Services is now in Step 3 of our Pathway to Recovery – May 2021


Dear Colleague,

The Education Authority Youth service is pleased to announce the release of the 4th Edition of Youth Restart which will introduce additional easements for the delivery of youth services. In line with recent guidance issued by the Minster for Education this guidance will permit with immediate affect;

° Offsite day trips or day activities (education visits) within Northern Ireland
° No limit on the number of young people you can work with using outdoor spaces
° Provide food and refreshments as part of your youth work programme
° Provide supervised indoor and outdoor sports (non-contact)
° Increase from 50% to 75% of venue indoor capacity in groups sizes outlined in the guidance
° No limit of the number of in person staff/volunteer meetings or training

This means Youth Services is now in Step 3 of our Pathway to Recovery (Attached). At present Residential/Overnight stays are not permitted.

As always, the above easements are permissible only where organisations implement mitigations to limit the spread of Covid-19. Guidance on these mitigations, along with sample risk assessment and checklists are all contained with the Youth Restart Guidance (4th Edition).

Our new Edition of the Youth Restart Guidance can be accessed at along with additional restart resources. OR DOWNLOAD AND OPEN HERE

The Education Authority Youth Service would like to recognise and thank you for your patience as we recover youth services on phased approach. These easements will be critical to providing programmes for all our children and young people during the summer, in particular to support their emotional health and wellbeing.

The continued path to recovery relies on your commitment to ensuring that mitigations are place, and we continue to delivery youth services safely. In light of that it is important to note that this current step is always subject to review by the Department and the Northern Ireland Executive.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance May-June 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance: what the restrictions mean for you

Although many coronavirus restrictions have eased, some regulations remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Continue to protect yourself and others by following public health advice and find out the rules on what you can and cannot do below.

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The current regulations will be reviewed on 10 June 2021.

The regulations are available on the Department of Health website:

Some of the restrictions are law through regulation, while others are guidance. 

Everyone is legally required to comply with the regulations.


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  Boys & Girls Clubs was founded in 1940 as an independent, voluntary association of six local youth clubs. Today, we are a regional voluntary youth organisation (RVYO), a registered charity and limited company with a membership of 120 local youth organisations.
Our mission is to support the personal development and social education of children & young people and to promote good relations and community development.
Each year we work directly with around 2500 young people, staff, and volunteers. We deliver membership support services, training, networking opportunities, policy guidance, youth projects, and an extensive programme of youth activities.
Our current youth work priorities are about supporting young people’s health & well-being, life skills, physical activities, training & development projects, and information & support services.
We aim to create conditions that inspire and enable young people to be their best in the pursuit of shared goals.

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