Readiness level: YELLOW
• Group sizes - There is no limit to group sizes, meaning that full sections and multiple sections may now meet together. You must still act to minimise the spread of COVID-19 when running activities. These changes now apply to all age ranges, with no differences for Scout Network and adult groups. In line with the government’s desire to minimise the transmission of COVID-19, we strongly recommend you focus on returning young people to local scouting activities at this time.
• COVID-19 controls – It is no longer the law to practice social distancing or wear a face covering, however members will still need to wear face coverings in the following circumstances; when an activity requires direct physical contact; when in direct contact because of an incident; or in poorly ventilated spaces. Social distancing is still encouraged when in poorly ventilated spaces (note: any requirements by facilities and external providers must be followed).
• Nights Away – The group size limits have been removed for nights away activities, but members must still have no more than 6 people per accommodation (tent / room). Lateral flow testing has now become a recommendation and not a requirement, but members are still strongly encouraged to keep testing as outlined in the guidance. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive must return home immediately, and those sharing a room/tent with this individual must also return home and self-isolate.