Last Updated: 19:00 Saturday 10 April 2021
Key Information for Volunteers and Parents
Before reading the information below, please ensure you’re up to date with the guidance available at
Getting back together safely – Information for Leaders
We’re working with youth sector partners and the National Youth Agency government body to make sure that we restart safely. There’s a framework and set of guidance that should be followed when your section gets back together, based on the latest government announcements and current readiness levels.
Readiness level: AMBER (step 1)
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.
Note: In line with the government moving to Step 2 (no earlier than 12th April 2021) we are anticipating a move to AMBER indoors at this point. This allows for meetings indoor, outdoors and day trips and visits (overnight and residential experiences will remain prohibited in Amber) within amber. It is expected that maximum group sizes will be in place for indoor activities, this will be confirmed the week before the move to allow indoor activities.
Spitewinter Scout campsite will remained closed until further notice
Our Scout Shop will reopen from Saturday 17th April from 10:00-12:00.
Scout Premises and Maintenance
While it is important that we continue to prepare our buildings for when we can use them again, essential maintenance on Scout premises conducted by Scout volunteers must only take place
- Indoors – with people from the same household with an approved risk assessment and permission of the District Commissioner.
- Outdoors – with a maximum of 6 people with an approved risk assessment and permission of the District Commissioner.
Groups must contact the District Commissioner and their Getting back together safely liaison prior to visiting a Scout premises.