The Dundee Active Schools team are keen to ensure physical activity levels are maintained at a time when children’s lifestyles could easily become more sedentary. We are now working with all schools across the city to re-start and re-build extra-curricular school sports (Wider Opportunities).
From the 18th of August 2021, school staff and other volunteers and coaches are able re-start extra-curricular sports clubs. We understand that getting schools back up and running is the priority and there may be other factors that may affect the re-start of sports clubs, such as staggered starts/finish times and cleaning schedules. We will work with schools and the Children and Families Service to review the situation and provide further updates.
From the 13th of September, schools are also able to restart inter-school sports competitions across primary and secondary schools. More information will be sent out schools on how to register school teams and what guidelines are in place for each competition.
Supporting Schools, Coaches, and Volunteers
Active Schools have also provided some COVID 19 guidance for schools, coaches/volunteers, and parents/participants. In addition to this guidance, we will follow all National Governing Body Guidance in line with the Scottish Government phases.
Over the coming months, we will work with our 600 volunteers, young leaders, teachers, and club coaches to support them back into sport. We will provide online training, risk assessments, and ongoing support with the aim of keeping everyone safe.
Local Community Sports Clubs and Partners
Any local sports clubs or partners looking to contact schools should contact their Active Schools Co-ordinator in the first instance. Please click here for contact information.
We're here to help young people feel healthy, happy, and confident through the provision of fun and fulfilling school sports clubs, competitions, leadership programs, and holiday camps and will endeavour to set up opportunities when it is safe to do so.
Guidance documents for schools have been sent out to all schools.