As lockdown measures start to ease, UK Scouts/SHQ are working with youth sector partners and other Government bodies to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like when the readiness level reduces from red.
A framework and set of guidance on how elements of face to face Scouts could take place and the safety measures we would need to take into account has been produced.
You can also watch a webinar explaining more on how you can re-start Scouts.
Please remember, face to face Scouts is still suspended as the readiness level for Scotland is still red – but this is guidance to help you prepare for a for a time where restrictions may ease enough to allow it.
If you wish, you can review this guidance now and start to make local plans for how you would implement some face to face activities once the readiness level in the nation is reduced but please ensure you adhere to the guidance and the associated sign off processes BEFORE engaging young people in any indoor or outdoor face to face Scouting. In addition, please check with your Group/District about other local requirements e.g. who approves risk assessments.
However, please do not feel pressurised to take any action at this stage if you prefer not to.
We will continue to update you on advice given going forward.
Scouting Support Officer