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MTCBC Letter - Breakfast Clubs

Breakfast Clubs Update                      Summer Term 2021

Dear Parent / Guardian,

As you are aware to help us consider the feasibility of re-opening Breakfast Club Provision in Primary Schools safely during the pandemic we undertook an expression of interest exercise prior to Easter.

Thank you to everyone who completed this. All responses have now been reviewed and service plans have been considered in line with Welsh Government’s latest guidance for schools to assess if breakfast club provision can be delivered safely having regard to the following factors:-

  • maintaining social distancing requirements between contact groups of pupils
  • availability / suitability of sufficient staff to supervise pupils during the breakfast provision
  • ensuring that the health and safety of pupils and staff can be managed appropriately within the overall COVID19 secure environment of the school.

As a result of this assessment the local authority has identified barriers to being able to reopen breakfast clubs safely at the current time:-

  1. insufficient staffing to maintain consistent contact groups as per the guidance and provide the required level of supervision during the breakfast club
  2. additional disruption and risk to the schools current COVID19 secure operations that are embedded and working well
  3. additional risks to disruption to classes across the whole school in the event of a COVID19 positive case

As we are not able to reopen breakfast clubs safely across the County Borough the local authority considers that it would be unreasonable to reopen the breakfast clubs at this time and has therefore decided that breakfast club provision will remain closed until September at the earliest.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and can assure you that we will continue to monitor the latest guidance on COVID19 so that as social distancing and other requirements are eased, Breakfast Clubs can be reopened safely across the County Borough during the Autumn Term.

We will provide a further update to parents during the second half of the Summer Term about options to reopen in September.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.


Fairyal Pabani

School Catering Manager