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The readiness levels across UK Scouts

The framework for face-to-face Scouting should be applied to whatever the readiness level is in your nation or jurisdiction. Check the readiness levels below.

Last updated: 19 April 2022

Important information

The tables below show what is allowed in each jurisdiction, anyone wishing to travel between jurisdictions (where allowed) must apply the stricter rules for the home and host location when planning and delivering the activities.

As with all Scouts activities you need to have a risk assessment and be clear on how you are managing the transmission of COVID. Guidance on how to protect everyone involved in the Scouts and support those made more vulnerable by the current situation. This guidance contains the most up to date information relating to social distancing, face coverings and hygiene arrangements, check this regularly to stay current.

England

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • All non-residential activities (including young people or Scout Network members): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place.
  • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead.

 

 

Scotland

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in Scotland. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations:

  • All non-residential activities (including young people, Scout Network members): No limit on group size.
  • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensure that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements (at home and abroad) must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead.

Check out the Scouts Scotland website for more information about what this means.

 

Wales

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in Wales. Residential activities and international travel may take place. 

Group sizes and limitations:  

  • All non-residential activities (including young people or Scout Network members): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place.
  • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead.
Northern Ireland

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in Northern Ireland. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • All non-residential activities (including young people or Scout Network members): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place. Face coverings are required indoors (unless exempt) for those aged 11+ (the face covering requirement will no longer be required indoors from 25th April).
  • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead.

Check out the Education Authority website for more information about what this means.

Isle of Man

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live on the Isle of Man. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • Activities involving young people: no group size restriction
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the government travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible.
Guernsey

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live within the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • Activities involving young people: no group size restriction
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the government travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible.
Jersey

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live within the jersey. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • Activities involving young people: no group size restriction
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the government travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible.
British Scouting Overseas (BSO)

Readiness level: VARIES

This meansSee the British Scouting Overseas website for the reopening status of Groups.

Group sizes and limitations:  Maximum group sizes vary, see BSO website for full details.

 

 

Gibraltar

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in Gibraltar. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • Activities involving young people: no group size restriction
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the government travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible.