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Covid-19

Getting back together

Updated Friday 9th April 2021

 

Scouting plays a vital role in our local community, and communities throughout the world.

Our team can’t wait to jump back into Scouting; however, the safety of all our members is paramount.

We will keep you informed on our website and via our social media pages; however, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


 Scouting in the UK is currently in Amber.

 


The Readiness Level

Working with the National Youth Agency, the Scouts have put together a framework which outlines how we can get back together safely.

England

Readiness level: AMBER

This means: Section meetings can take place outdoors only. No residential activities.

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others.
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others.
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance

Note: Where small sections may struggle to be viable to operate independently they may join with another section at this time.

Note: The number of adults present should be limited to those who are required to be present to support the activity. It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance.

Note: Activities (including those away from your usual meeting place) should be planned to minimise risk by limiting travel at all times. Check the guidance on planning activities in terrain zero. Trips should only take place where the outcomes can not be achieved locally and must be in a COVID safe manner.

Note: In line with the government announcing a move to Step 2 on 12th April, the NYA have confirmed what this means for the youth sector, this information provided below is to aid with planning.

Readiness level: AMBER (from 12th April 2021)

This means: Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. No residential activities.

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others. Indoor activities will be limited by the size of the location given social distancing remains.
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): 15 people maximum.
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance

The notes applied at the current time as outlined above will apply from 12th April.


Ensuring our records are up to date

We need to ensure that we have the correct details for all of our members in case we need to contact you in the event of one of our members, or their bubbles have been contacted by Track and Trace, or have a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Please use our parent portal to confirm that the details we hold are correct.
If you don’t have access to the Parent Portal – please ask your leader to set you up an account.

Confirm that details of your young person are correct

 


Your young person must not attend

  • if they have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis within the previous 14 days

You must let us know

  • whether your household is self-isolating due to a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis
  • if Track and Trace have contacted you and have advised you to self-isolate

We ask that you contact your Leader who will let you know the next steps.

To protect the safety of all our members, we will close the group for a minimum of 10-days if a member has a confirmed diagnosis – or we are advised to by the relevant authorities.

This means that we may have to cancel group meetings at short notice – we will notify you on social media and our website immediately.