Back Indoors

Date: 8th Apr 2021 Author: Peter Tomlin

From Monday 12 April, Scouting can return indoors.

Scout HQ has confirmed that Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be able to meet indoors, with no legal limit on youth numbers.

However, however leaders should keep it as one section meeting at a time with flexibility for smaller sections to join together if required.

How many you can actually accommodate depends on the physical space available, as social distancing of two metres between everyone will be required. You should continue to take all measures to stop transmission through necessary measures such as cleaning regimes and ensure that parents do not congregate. We would recommend most sections to continue meeting outdoors if they can.

Scout Network may also meet indoors but will be limited to maximum group sizes of 15. We continue to encourage outdoor meetings where you can.

Adult activities can only take place outdoors and should follow the current Government guidance.

Trips and visits are now possible, however these should only be done where a Section cannot stay local to achieve the outcomes and each must be completed within a day as residential activities remain prohibited.

For more information for Leaders, visit our Getting Back Together page in the Members Area.

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