As plans for a Spring opening were put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the HideOut Youth Zone team is now putting plans in place to open the centre to young people this Autumn, with new safety measures that adhere to government guidelines.
We are planning the partial opening of the Youth Zone building this Autumn for limited numbers of young people, including those who would benefit most from regular, face-to-face engagement with youth workers.
Achieving this whilst protecting the health and wellbeing of young people, employees, volunteers and the wider community is our primary focus.
Strict capacity management, social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place that are in-line with guidance from the government, Public Health England, the NHS, Health and Safety Executive, the National Youth Agency and wider stakeholders including Manchester City Council.
Measures may involve staggering and rotating attendance to maintain safe capacity levels, increased outdoor activities where possible and a limit on the amount of time young people spend at the Youth Zone.
Initially, we will be limiting the number of young people able to attend the Youth Zone from Autumn. Our hope is to increase the numbers able to attend steadily towards the end of the year. This will be reviewed in line with government guidance on a regular basis.
Official Opening Date
We have not set an official opening date yet but are working towards an official opening in Autumn. Local resident’s and community groups will be invited to the Youth Zone prior to the official opening. Please visit our Twitter and Facebook page for regular updates.
If you have already signed up as a member, your 12-month membership will not start until the Youth Zone officially opens. Please click here you’d like to sign up as a member.
Accessing activities at the Youth Zone
In order to ensure capacity management, we will be asking members to pre-book activities via our website prior to attending. This will be a temporary measure until we are able to offer a full open-access provision for young people.
For further information about how we plan to keep HideOut Youth Zone safe, please read our COVID-19 FAQs.