Covid-19 Policy

Good news! The UK Government are easing some restrictions at different intervals, which allow us to resume parties with precautions to ensure safety- information taken from the government roadmap document: 

*Read 'Outdoor' clauses – 103 and 124. 'Indoor' clause – 117.

 

See the dates below to find out how many people you can safely have at your children’s live party 

  • From present day to 16th May – max. 15 people for indoor parties or max. 15 children and 15 adults for outdoor parties
  • 17th May to 20th June – 15 children + 15 adults indoors or 30 people outdoors (any combination of children and adults allowed)

  • 21st June onwards – Parties can resume as normal as all government social restrictions should be removed. Please see each party page for max. attendance numbers for children. Please have as many adults as you wish!

 

Please note: For our Virtual Zoom Parties you can have up to 99 children in attendance.

Important: 'Endeavouring to keep these groups at least partially separate and minimising contacts between children will still offer public health benefits as it reduces the network of possible direct transmission.'

 

Even though restrictions are easing, we are still very much aware how important the message Hands Face Space is, particularly with groups of people being in one room. 

 

Below are the steps we have taken, which outline the protective measures we have in place, based on the UK's latest guidelines, to reduce the health and safety risks (these are subject to change): we have devised the following safety measures we have in place to keep everyone as safe as we can:

  • No more than 10 children in attendance for indoor parties, this gives room for family members and the entertainer (up to 15 people allowed in total). Any outdoor parties can be up to 15 children- supervised for the full party by the entertainer.

  • Indoor parties cannot be held at someone's home and must be booked at a village hall or alternative venue to ensure the most amount of space available.

  • Your entertainer will ensure to clean their hands on arrival, and sanitise hands during and at the end of the party.

  • Your entertainer will follow the 2 metre rule (where possible) from party guests (e.g. no hugs, minimal contact) and will mark off an area for them to reinforce this. They will also remind children to stay away from and not touch others throughout the party;

  • Your entertainer will bring sanitiser spray and a clean cloth to ensure that any surfaces used by them are cleaned thoroughly before and after use- the party organiser, not the entertainer, is responsible for cleaning the toilets, dinner table, door handles and other surfaces at the party venue.

  • Where possible, occupied room windows must be open, the door to the outside should remain open too if possible. This helps with air flow.

  • Your entertainer will sit all children down facing forward, at a minimum of 1 metre apart, at the start of the party to outline the child-friendly rules for health to follow at the party;

  • Your entertainer will remind/encourage children to wash hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds at the following times: on arrival; before and after eating any party food; at the end of the party;

  • Children must use the toilets/bathrooms one at a time to avoid crowding;

  • To reduce the spread of germs when someone coughs or sneezes, children are asked to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue (or sleeve (not your hands) if there is no tissue) and throw the tissue in a bin immediately, then wash hands;

  • Games and activities will be adapted to avoid passing around objects amongst children and prevent contact between party guests.

  • No face painting, however, glitter tattoos will be allowed on arms and hands. For this, the entertainer will wear a mask and the child will sit side on from the entertainer.

  • Prizes will be handed directly to the winner of a game by the entertainer- children can no longer look through box to choose their prize.

  • Any balloon models made will be named and given directly to the child at the end of the party to avoid sharing;

  • Music will be played at a quieter level to make sure everyone does not need to use raised voices to communicate;

  • To minimise contact between people, we insist that only one parent enters the venue to drop off and pick up their child/children;

  • The party organiser, not the entertainer, will be responsible for ensuring contact details of party guests are collected and held to meet NHS Test & Trace guidelines.

  • Apart from the birthday child's adults, parents/guardians of the guests are kindly asked not to stay at the party to limit the amount of people present. If this is not possible, adults must stay at least 2 metres away from all attendees.

  • Your entertainer will be very happy to have photos with the birthday child and their guests, one at a time, but will avoid having a group photo. We will follow the guidelines which state that adults in particular, should avoid close face to face contact and minimise time spent within 1 metre of others.

  • In the case of a local/nationwide lock down, there are 3 options that we offer:

    • You can cancel your booking, however, we will return your deposit;

    • You are able to postpone the party, to be held on an alternative date (subject to availability);

    • You can have a 20-minute Virtual Party (using Zoom) and invite all of your original guests to join at no additional charge on top of your booking.

Any confirmed case of COVID-19 among your parties guests within 10 days of the party date must be reported to us immediately.

We are continuing to monitor Government updates and will lift restrictions as we are allowed.

 

If you’d still like to bring some magic to your event but don’t wish to do so in person, please check out our Virtual Party Packages.