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  • sunrisemcp.office@gmail.com

Important Information Regarding Our Clubs

We are pleased to advise that we are planning the return of clubs. Of course, they will be different, we are designing them around safety, working within the government guidelines and best practice.

When Will Our Clubs Return?

At this stage, we are planning for our clubs to return on the following dates:

Saturday Play Mornings and Afternoons for Britannia Road and Orchard Way
Saturday 19th September

Girls Youth Group
Monday 21st September

Boys Youth Group
Friday 25th September

Football Academy
Date to be confirmed

Adult Sessions
Date to be confirmed

Start and finish times may vary slightly to what they were before, once we know numbers of those wanting to return to face to face clubs, we will confirm timings. We will be providing online activities for clubs too, some of which we will do in sessions and others will be made available for children to do at home.

What procedures are we putting in place to ensure everyone’s safety?

Group sizes:
Group sizes will be smaller ‘bubbles’ and within Government guidance. These bubbles will help to prevent cross-contamination and ensure that if anyone presents symptoms, “track and trace” is easily implemented.

There will be hand sanitiser available at the entrance, we ask that children use this upon entering and exiting the Sunrise buildings, and hand washing with soap and water during the club session.

Due to the nature of activity, children are not required to wear masks/visors, but staff may feel it necessary for them to do so.

Cleaning routines:
The Sunrise venues will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of every day. In between club sessions, any shared equipment will be wiped down and sanitised to ensure it is safe for the next club to use. The toilet and surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned after each individual use.

Drop off:
We ask that parents drop their children off outside the venue and do not enter Sunrise building unless a prior arrangement has been made with the Sunrise Project Co-ordinator/Playleaders.

One-way system:
Children should enter the front of Orchard Way and leave at the back entrance. For Britannia Road, children will enter from the front/side and leave through the car park entrance.

Our staff will no longer be handling cash, all money will be placed by yourselves in a cash box, we would ask you to provide the correct money as no change can be given. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please speak to one of our leaders who can provide you with banks details.

Personal possessions:
To avoid cross-contamination, where possible, children should bring their own water bottle, as snack and drinks will not be provided. To minimise the number of personal belongings at the venue, bags and toys etc should not brought into the facilities.

Managing symptoms:
Should any child develop any symptoms of Covid (as detailed in Government guidelines), they will be required to wear a mask and be isolated from other children with a Play/Youth worker. The parent will be called immediately to come and collect their child.

General health & safety:
What will happen if a child is unwell and needs medical attention? Your child will receive the best care and attention and will be treated by our first aiders. First aiders will wear PPE (disposable gloves and mask) when treating your child to protect both your child and the first aider, as they will be coming into close contact with your child. Following our standard policies on accidents and injuries, each accident will be recorded and reported to you.

Social distancing:
We do ask that you explain the importance of social distancing before they come to the clubs as social distancing must also be observed at the welcome desk during registration and collection and we ask that parents/carers help us by complying with this.

What if my child displays any of the symptoms of Covid before attending club?

Urdu COVID-19 Symptoms Video

If your child develops any symptoms associated with Covid, it is essential that they do not attend club and that you follow Government guidance.

A high temperature – this means your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).

A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if they usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

A loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

We will have a digital thermometer to be used on each child upon entering the venue.

Contacting a member of staff at Sunrise
To ensure the safety of our children, parents will not be able to access our premises and will be asked to drop off at the door. Should you wish to talk to a member of staff, please call us on 01295 701728 for Orchard Way and 01295 272773 for Britannia Road to chat through your questions/concerns or to book a face to face appointment.

What do I need to do to enable my child to return to their Sunrise club?
Every child will need to be registered, regardless of when they joined or completed their last registration form. All forms now need to be completed online. If you do not register your child, they will not be able to attend clubs or engage in any online activities.


What will happen if the Government restricts face to face clubs?
The safety of our children and staff is our priority and we will always work to maintain safety measures within government guidelines. In addition to face to face clubs, we are planning online activities and will do all we can to provide a much-needed service to our children.

Working together
We very much appreciate all your support and look forward to welcoming your children back into our clubs. We are learning as we go and will make changes as appropriate to maintain safety and ensure our children and young people gain maximum enjoyment from our clubs.

Aims and Purposes

Sunrise Multicultural supports ethnic minority families in Banbury who are mainly of Pakistani descent. We serve single parent families, families on low income and from various wards in Banbury. Children from English families are part of the multi-cultural mix.

We aim to increase cultural awareness and integration within the community through our workshops and projects, develop parents' English language skills and as a result increase confidence in their parenting and social skills.

Sunrise Multicultural Project wants to address cultural issues affecting families' parenting abilities and their inclusion and integration into the wider community in Banbury, building links with schools in particular.

Click on the link below to hear what some of our young people have to say about the time they spend at Sunrise.

Our Funders

Without our funders' help this project wouldn't be possible.

  • BBC Children in Need
  • Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Big Lottery Fund