Coronavirus – COVID-19
Last updated by Charlie Kemp – 08/03/2021 – 16:49
England moves to Amber readiness level from 29 March. Following an announcement from the National Youth Agency (NYA), we’re pleased to say that face-to-face meetings in England can restart from Monday 29 March.
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.
Updates on residentials in the UK and larger group sizes are expected to be announced in the coming months. These dates follow the government’s roadmap – they’re subject to the vaccination programme continuing at the same rate and the rate of infections reducing across the country. Please continue to follow all COVID-19 restrictions while meeting with your group.
If you’ve had an Amber risk assessment approved by your District, this will still be valid – but we’d encourage you to review your risk assessment before meeting again. If your Amber risk assessment hasn’t been approved yet, we’d recommend you complete one this month, detailing risks for both indoor and outdoor activities. Don’t forget that before meeting face-to-face, all adults will have to have their mandatory safety and safeguarding up to date. You can view full guidance on the ‘Getting back together safely’ pages.