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Coronavirus Guidelines

UK Scout HQ (Covid-19 Latest Guidance)

Note: Readiness level: Yellow

Sam Morris, Chief Commissioner of England, Scouts

This means:
Taking effect today, 2 December 2021, the youth sector moves to the Yellow readiness level and the following changes apply:
Anyone aged 11+ must wear a face covering when indoors, unless they are exempt (and we recommend the use of known visible methods for people to display if they are exempt).
International travel should be reviewed in line with the latest Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice with the awareness that the requirements/restrictions may change at any time. This includes being aware of Government restrictions on travel (both within the UK and in the destination nation), checking with insurance providers that appropriate cover is in place given the changing Government restrictions, and that appropriate measures are in place for quarantine upon return. Before going ahead, all international trips must consider how the trip will be delivered in a COVID-19 safe manner and must have appropriate approval from the relevant District or County Commissioner and Executive Committee through the Visits Abroad process.
We don’t know how long these restrictions will last but we will continue to update you via email and our website as things change.
I would ask that you please make sure these changes are communicated to young people, parents, leaders and all of your volunteers. Please be mindful and respect that some people may wish to stay away from Scouts at this time.
Please review and update risk assessments for section meetings, activities and residentials as well as meetings, training, events and social activities for adults to reflect this change and the current readiness level.

Check your COVID risk assessment

Don’t forget that ahead of restarting face-to-face activities you should review your COVID safe risk assessment and make sure it’s current. If nothing significant has changed or only changes to your numbers then this does not need to be re-approved ahead of you restarting.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls