The Department for Education has concluded its review into the guidance against overnight educational visits with a possibility of them resuming from Easter.
In a statement, the DfE said it recognised “the enormous benefits overnight residential educational visits can provide for children” but that it continues to advise against domestic overnight educational visits.
A spokesperson added: “In February, we will review the possibility of changing our advice for overnight residential education visits to resume from Easter on the proviso the scientific evidence supports any such change. This advice will therefore be reviewed and updated again.”
Andy Robinson, CEO of the Institute for Outdoor Learning, commented on the Easter restart: “The Government are clearly listening and having a target for restart is positive. I am hugely encouraged that we have put in place an open and collaborative process for getting the industry going.
“It is also great to see an acknowledgement of the value and expertise our sector brings to education provision in this country.”