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Coronavirus

Guidance and support for frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Last reviewed: 22 May 2020 at 9:45

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

The Government has said that everyone in England should:

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

However, everyone in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales should still:

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 two metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Please check the government website in your country for the latest guidance.

Given the Government’s guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events have been 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.

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.

Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner


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