We're staying on site these holidays!

We hope you and your families are keeping well, and if you're a part of the Youthtown family, we want to make sure you have any updates or changes to plan as they come to light.

We remain OPEN to support families and particularly those in essentail services and we are keeping everyone safe by following all MoH, MoE and MSD guidelines that includes mental, besides physical wellbeing.

We’re staying on-site during the school holidays!

For the School Holiday Programmes coming up, we’ve decided to cancel the day trips and workshops. This way, we can more effectively manage our environment, carrying out the recommended precautions to keep everyone safe. (See our list below).

‘Staying back at base’ has always been awesome, with a huge range of physical/outdoors, creative arts and social activities to ensure there’s something for everyone. All our activities have been designed to unlock a young person’s potential, so the school holidays are a great opportunity for growth and fun within a normal routine, with our wonderful staff – a highly effective way to support children during a time of stress.

So for anyone that has already booked on the optional day trips or workshops, there will be a full refund of those.

Also, if you book (or have booked) for 5 days or more, Youthtown is giving a 10% discount.

And if you have to change plans/cancel at short notice, we are waiving the current 7-day notice requirement.

Our precautions to keep virus-free include :

  • Reminders to everyone to not touch their face and to avoid physical contact (we have invented new games/activities)
  • Staff and children’s hands are washed with soap and water for 20 seconds
    • after coughs and sneezes (with clean tissues that go into the bin, or elbow)
    • after attending the toilet
    • after blowing noses
    • before and after eating
    • as well as 30 minute intervals during programme
  • Regularly cleaning equipment and surfaces
  • If feeling unwell (cold or flu-like symptoms)
    • Staff, Tamariki and Caregivers are to stay home and not visit the Youthtown site
    • If our Tamariki seem unwell, they will rest with a quiet activity, away from other children until their care-giver can collect them
    • We suggest seeking medical advice and you can also contact Healthline on 0800 611 116

We’ll keep you informed

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed about how we are responding to keep our community safe.  The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education are good websites for further information about COVID-19 Corona virus and the steps being taken to contain it. We will also be keeping our website up to date on a regular basis.

Kind regards,

Fay Amaral (CEO, Youthtown)