Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The County Council will be suspending programmes and lettings of its Outdoor Education facilities from today (Wednesday 18th March) until 30th April 2020. This, however, may be extended in accordance to guidance from Public Health England and the Department of Education.

This decision has been made in light of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and recent government advice.

*We will be contacting all groups and customers affected by the suspension directly to discuss your wishes in relation to your original booking.*

The Council is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all of our visitors and employees. Lea Green Centre deeply values the families, children and friends we work with and their health and well-being is our number one priority during this difficult time.

Lea Green will be continuing to work as part of our Childrens Services and will be seeking to deliver a limited programme of opportunities for vulnerable and targeted groups of young people.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Lea Green as soon as it is possible to enjoy a full programme of activities and opportunities. In the meantime, we send everybody our best wishes and we hope everyone can do all in their power to take care of one another.

For any further enquiries you may have, please do not hesitate you contact us and we will do our best to help where possible.

Thank you,

Lea Green Team.

Derbyshire Outdoor Education Centre Coronavirus Update


Cleaning:

Both our activity centres – Lea Green and White Hall have undergone rigorous deep cleans. Our cleaning and housekeeping colleagues are continuously cleaning all of our facilities to ensure we keep the germs, in particular the virus, at bay. We will be ready to welcome our fabulous adults and children back once we re-open.

 

Staff Re-deployment:

All of our highly-skilled instructors have been given re-deployment instructions to best enable us to navigate through these uncertain times and are now helping the wider educational and care environment for children. They have been placed into smaller working groups and are currently helping look after Children in Care at our Centres, utilising our self-contained cottage and Meadow Lodge units. The instructors themselves are co-ordinating activities in the grounds of the Centres to help these individuals. We will be posting updates on social media about these activities and other ideas you can do with your children at home.

 

School Help:

We are aware that Schools and teachers are doing their very best to provide a service for the vulnerable and the children of key workers and are also aware of the daily increase of these teaching staff having to self-isolate. Therefore, we are offering help to those that may need it. Although we have a priority of looking after children in care during this time, we urge any schools or parents to get in touch with us, if you need help to use any of our resources and we can do our best to help and find a solution for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us!