Following the Prime Minister’s announcement at the weekend, it is no surprise but as of today, 2nd December 2021, the Scouting readiness level has moved back to YELLOW.

The main change is that anyone ages 11+ must wear a face covering when indoors, unless they are exempt.   In view of the current COVID situation, it is extremely important that we all continue to maintain a COVID safe environment for everyone by holding meetings out of doors if possible (weather permitting), ventilating the HQ when in use, socially distancing, using hand sanitiser/hand washing and maintaining a stringent HQ cleaning protocol after each meeting.  The Scout Association have said that for non-residential activities, there remains no limit on group size, although 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.

We must ensure that our leaders and young people feel safe and, therefore, some sections may return to online Scouting.  Each section will advise their members directly.

For the latest readiness level details, see the UK Scouts Readiness web-page