COVID Update – January 6, 2022

COVID Update – January 6, 2022

As lockdown measures start to ease we are working with UK headquarters, youth sector partners and governing bodies to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like when the time comes.

From Thursday 6 January some updates have been made to the youth work guidance. Read our update.

Read our COVID-19 Framework for the delivery of Scouting for guidance in all levels.

Read our FAQs for more support.

Make sure you’ve read all of the details about getting back together safely and protecting ourselves and others.

We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

We will keep this page up to date with guidance, support and funding opportunities for Groups, Districts and Regions in Scotland.

For the latest advice on coronavirus visit the Scouts Scotland website.

Scout Green readiness level – Thursday 11 November 2021

Scout Green readiness level – Thursday 11 November 2021

As we continue our route through the Scottish Government’s revised Strategic Framework and broader reopening within society, some additional Government restrictions have now been relaxed for school and youth work visits and trips.

This will allow Scotland to move to Green readiness level, with immediate effect.

Find out everything you need to know here:

Youth work guidance update Tuesday 19 August 2021

Youth work guidance update Tuesday 19 August 2021

We have been advised that the Scottish Government have further eased restrictions in regard to camping and residential experiences. These changes will take effect immediately and remove the limit of numbers in tents and rooms completely. In updating this guidance we are also reminded that in an indoor residential setting face coverings must be worn by all aged 12+ except whist eating and sleeping. The full detail can be found here and the updated summary is as follows:-

Scout Yellow Readiness Level
Beyond Level 0
Applies to all Sections and Volunteers

  • All camps and residential experiences permitted indoors and outdoors.
  • Scout ratios for both indoors and outdoors must be applied.
  • No limit on numbers in tents or rooms.
  • No physical distancing is required indoors or outdoors.
  • Face Coverings are required indoors for age 12+ except whist eating and sleeping.
Youth work guidance update Tuesday 10 August 2021

Youth work guidance update Tuesday 10 August 2021

As Scotland has moved into ‘beyond level zero’ the Scottish Government has decided to archive youth work specific guidance with immediate effect. What this means is that we no longer have any legal restrictions for the delivery of youth work related activities. However, the revised Scottish Strategic Framework makes it clear that some of the measures, provided for either by regulations or in guidance, will be expected to continue and everyone should continue to act carefully and remain cautious. For further details:

Guidance and resources – including a sample Risk Assessment