The HIVE are delighted to be able to share some positive news with you all. For the last few weeks they have been working hard getting ready to open the doors to their Youth Zone. They have conducted detailed risk assessments and implemented all of the safety measures needed to make the building as safe and secure for young people as possible.The plan is to open up in a slow and controlled way, ensuring that the safety of the young people comes first.
They are pleased to announce that from Monday 20th July they will be running a holiday club for junior members. This will be a smaller offer than usual, and they have included the details about this below, including how to book.
Week by week over the summer they will introduce new activities and sessions, and they hope to build up to their complete offer by September. Sadly, due to social distancing measures and health and safety regulations, for a while at least, sessions will be very different and for the most part you will need to pre-book a place by choosing your activities. They will however still have a great range of opportunities to choose from, and the team are ready and waiting to chat, guide, support and have a laugh with.
The Hive Holiday Club will run for six weeks from Monday 20th July until Friday 28th August.
A full session will start at 9am (with staggered drop off times from 8.30am, allocated when booking) and run until 5.30pm (with staggered pick-up times until 6pm) and will cost £15, the small increase covering the required additional staffing, cleaning and equipment.
Half day provision runs from 9am to 12.30pm* or 1.30pm – 5.30pm** and will cost £8.
* staggered drop off between 8.30-9 and pick up between 12.30 and 1pm
** afternoon drop off between 1pm – 1.30pm and pick up between 5.30pm – 6pm
They are required to stagger arrival and pick up times and as such all places must be booked over the phone in order to agree an arrival and pick up time and discuss other information. All places must be paid for over the phone by card where possible at the time of booking. Regrettably they cannot accept cash payments nor drop-in bookings on the day. As part of the arrival process we will also be doing temperature checks, and any young person who has a high temperature will not be able to attend.
The booking phone line (0151 705 8000) is open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm and initially they will be accepting bookings for w/c 20th July and w/c 27th July. Places for later dates will be released in due course.
In order to accommodate as many young people as possible, places will initially be limited to one or two sessions a week so our young people can see what Holiday club is like with all the changes. Going forward you may be able to book more. They ask that young people bring along a water bottle with their name on to their session. One member of staff wearing gloves will be able to refill this for them. Whilst working with many restrictions they are delighted to be able to reopen and to once again welcome young people to The Hive where the aim is to ensure that all who come will have an enjoyable, fun and safe time.
Please take a look at their FAQs at https://www.thehiveyouthzone.org/young-people/holiday-club/