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The below resources are related directly to returning to Scouting safely in line with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Knowing where to start

If you've not started the process of planning to return to face to face scouting you need to read the information on the Getting Back Together Safely pages, follow the 5 step process and you'll be back before you know it.   

Always check the readiness levels page for the most up to date readiness level for your location. This will include information on what you can do at the level you are in, what numbers etc.

Planning your programme and assessing risk

Planning for nights away or international travel check out our guidance. Check out the specific guidance for planning COVID-safe nights away.

As with any Scouts activity you need to risk assess, whilst COVID is still around you will need to include COVID controls within your risk assessments. Some examples are available on the Risk Assessment pages.

Protecting everyone and responding to incidents

Knowing how to protect everyone from COVID-19 is key, read our guidance on our protecting ourselves and others. This includes information on face coverings, social distancing, hygiene, PPE and specific to each nation.

Check out our guidance on the use of lateral flow tests within the scouts.

We've also got specific guidance on how first aid training is managed whilst COVID restrictions are in place.


Creating an action plan to respond to COVID-19

Assess your Group, District or County’s situation and create an action plan to respond to COVID-19 by reading the pages on creating an action plan.

Use the action plan template while working through the below pages:

Audience specific guidance and keeping in touch

We've got pages to support various roles and audiences, check out the content relevant to you and signpost others who may find them useful.

  • Parents - Read the measures we're taking to keep your child as safe as possible
  • Leaders  - Outlining the process and all the support you'll need to safely get your section back to face to face meetings.