This guidance succeeds and replaces previous youth sector guidance and is prepared in the broader context of the Government’s resilience & Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19, and the Return to Work Safely Protocol 2. This guidance should be read in conjunction with those documents, and any future Government advice in relation to COVID-19.
The Department has worked with a range of youth sector stakeholders to draw up this sector specific guidance in line with the Government’s Resilience & Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living
with COVID-19 which follows the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business
To facilitate this process the Department has convened an Oversight
Group, comprising a number of sectoral representatives and Departmental officials, who will meet regularly to review and update this document. Youth organisations and groups should develop their own protocols in line with this high-level guidance.
It is important to note that this guidance is intended to be a living document to be updated as Government advice is updated.
Guidance documents linked below: