Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the announcement of school closures due to COVID-19 the Youth Sport Trust released a statement confirming all face to face delivery would be suspended until 25 May. With the recent Government confirmation of continued social distancing measures, and a phased approach to school returns we are updating our position to be continued until 24 July.

While this has resulted in a large number of courses not taking place, the Youth Sport Trust team has reviewed content and explored alternative approaches to delivery.

Delivering differently

  • Regional Networking - we are delighted to confirm that the first of our Regional Networking events have been delivered, with over 500 delegates engaged through six Regional School Games conferences. Through the summer we have two more networking opportunities: YST Lead Schools (150 delegates) and FA Girls Football School Partnership (100 delegates) events will be delivered via remote means. These events retain the original regional audience despite being held digitally. This will enable colleagues to maintain momentum, celebrate the innovation that has resulted during this period and prepare for the future
  • Online training – for a number of funded programmes we have taken the opportunity to develop digital versions of content that has previously been delivered face to face. These will be targeting schools and practitioners involved in specific projects, and where possible will be made more widely available.

Free online content

The last eight weeks has seen a wealth of content shared through our #StayHomeStayActive resources which have been accessed and shared tens of thousands of times online. The Youth Sport Trust will continue to:

  • Host a weekly ‘Wednesday Webinar’ which includes bitesize CPD for teachers (Primary and Secondary)
  • Share Athlete Mentor video content to support a wellbeing package for Young People and Teachers
  • Promote the ‘All about autism, All about me’ e-learning resource.

This week will also see the release of the second Youth Sport Trust Covid-19 Podcast special.

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