Covid: Call for clarity on Wales' outdoor centres reopening



Welsh youngsters are วิธีดาวน์โหลด slotxo being "left behind" because there is still no date for reopening residential activity centres, one boss said.

Children in England can now take part in day visits and potentially stay overnight from 17 May, with preliminary dates for a summer restart in Scotland.

Ed Jones, who runs the Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre near Bala, Gwynedd, wants clarity for Wales.

The Welsh government said it was reviewing guidance.

With changes to lockdown rules depending on which party is in power after the Senedd election on 6 May, the Welsh Conservatives accused the Welsh Labour government of "keeping businesses in the dark", while Plaid Cymru said the sector had been "neglected".

Under the current rules, the government continues "to advise against education visits", which effectively stops schools organising events outside their grounds.

On Monday, Mr Jones took a group of children gorge-walking near Bala, but the event was not organised by their school.

If it had been, he said it would not have been permitted.

"In Wales, we are being left behind, closed since the first lockdown, we still have no dates or guidance from the Welsh government," Mr Jones said.

"In fact, we have regressed as whilst youth groups and activities for youngsters commence outside of school, Welsh school children are currently not allowed out of the school grounds to undertake activities within their class bubbles."