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Health & Safety

We want everyone who takes part in the #BlackCountryRainbowHour to be safe as well as enjoy it. afPE have produced the following guidance, and self review tool for risk assessment, to support the Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity education workforce during this period which can be accessed below:

afPE Curriculum and Extra Physical Education Covid-19 statement

AfPE’s Reactivating learning poster

YST’s Safe planning and framework tool

Primary PE suggested activities in response to Covid 19

Secondary PE Response suggested activities in response to Covid 19

SEN PE Response suggested activities in response to Covid 19

Key considerations and principles for schools include:

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces
  • Wash hands frequently as part of a clear hygiene regime
  • Minimise contact
  • Ensure good respiratory hygiene

Further to the above guidance when undertaking any activities either within the Rainbow Book or as part of the campaign the below should also be adhered to:

  • Make sure that there is enough space around you (including overhead) for the activity you are doing
  • If you can, do ball activities outside. If this is not in a garden, be sure to follow social distancing guidelines by staying two metres away from anyone not from your household.
  • Make sure the surface is even and not slippy underfoot
  • Make sure any equipment used is not too heavy or too large for children
  • Ask children to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the activity
  • Tie back long hair
  • Remove any jewellery
  • Give your child plenty of opportunity to have breaks during the longer activities, to rest and drink water to stay hydrated.
  • Do not work children to exhaustion.
  • If you are practising a skill, focus on good technique rather than the amount they can do

We will ensure all elements of the Rainbow Hour campaign will continuously follow all national and local guidance to ensure compliance and be deliverable in accordance with current social distancing legislation.

Click here to view the DFE Guidance for schools.


Schools delivering a daily rainbow hour

Pupils experiencing a daily rainbow hour
Organisations and partners supporting the rainbow hour