Last Updated: 6th September 2021 20:44
To help parents, supporters and young people understand how we plan to restart face-to-face scouting, we have put together the below information.
Current Readiness Level – England
Readiness Level – GREEN
Virtual sessions, indoor and outdoors activities are allowed as a section. residentials allowed.
On Monday 6th September, the Scout Association announced that England would move to the Green readiness level. All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. Although there is no limit on group size, all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place.
When considering how we meet face-to-face, we will firstly check local, national government and Scout Association guidance on what is permitted. Data showing local coronavirus levels will be reviewed along with local school outbreaks to decide how scouting activities will be carried out.
When local cases go above 200 cases per 100,000, a review into how meetings can safely go ahead. The following will be considered:
- Infection levels in local schools attended by young people.
- Young people, Parents/Guardians & Leaders comments on how to meet.
- Location of meetings (ventilation levels).
- Further ways to reduce the risk of infection.
To help us in our response to keeping everyone safe, we kindly request that parents keep us informed about infection levels in their child’s school.
As questions are asked we will populate the question and answers below to help parents, volunteers and young people know what is happening.