The country is now moving to step 2 of Boris’s roadmap out of Lockdown and with that comes more exiting news that wasn’t announced on the briefing. Scouting is moving closer to normality! So what is the new guidance.
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
Note: Where small sections may struggle to be viable to operate independently they may join with another section at this time.
Note: The number of adults present should be limited to those who are required to be present to support the activity. It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance.
Note: Activities (including those away from your usual meeting place) should be planned to minimise risk by limiting travel at all times. Check the guidance on planning activities in terrain zero.
Groups that need guidance on what this means for them should visit The Scout Association’s Website or contact the District Commissioner.