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Getting back into the great outdoors

Guidance for reopening campsites and activity centres


Face-to-face Scouting can resume when the risk level on the National Youth Agency (NYA) scale is Amber, Yellow or Green. Given the risk of infection is greatly reduced when outside and that some sections may not be able to use their normal meeting place, Scout campsites and Activity Centres could be valuable resources that enable face-to-face Scouting to restart safely. 

There may also be other opportunities to open up spaces for third party and public use as restrictions ease across other areas. Guidance for this can be found later on this page. 

In either of the above scenarios there will be a need to carefully plan and risk assess how reopening your site will work, what services/activities you can and can’t deliver and how you will communicate this to those visiting the site. 

This guidance therefore cannot be exhaustive but aims to signpost advice, and pose questions to help you make an informed decision on how to open your site and facilities and who can use them.

Things to consider   

General considerations for reopening


A checklist for opening up physical property can be found here. This a great guide for what to think about before starting to use any premises again. 

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