Following the announcement of a four-week lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November, the National Youth Agency (NYA) issued guidance about what this means for all youth sector activity.

From 5 November Scouts and all other youth activities moved to Red readiness level. This decision by the Government means that there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers. Only online meetings can be delivered until further notice. We expect these restrictions to last until 2 December, when the lockdown is currently scheduled to end in England.

This lockdown is obviously a big disappointment after so many sections managed to resume face to face meetings at the beginning of October.  However, in the meantime, we will continue, where possible, with online meetings and keep our fingers crossed that we will soon be able to meet face to face again.

 All at 79th Reading wish you well and look forward to the time when we can all resume our meetings at our HQ.