COVID-19

Coronavirus - COVID 19

The Scout Association has suspended all face to face Scout meetings, activities and events from Tuesday 17th March 2020.

COVID-19 Update - Updated 17/03/2020 


Further to the Prime Minister's guidance to avoid non-essential travel and contact with others, the Scout Association has suspended all face to face Scout meetings, activities and events from Tuesday 17th March 2020. The suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.


The Government has said that everyone should:


‘Stay at home'


  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home


'Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms’


The Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.


Suspension of face-to-face activities


Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.


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.


A message from UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd


I think we all agree that it's in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don't put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.


As always, I want to say a big thank you for everything you do for Scouts. By checking and following the latest Government advice and by taking a calm and measured approach, we can continue to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.


Thank you

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