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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: 22 February 2021

We’re aware of the latest Government announcement ​about reopening schools in England. We’ll work with the National Youth Agency (NYA) to see how this affects face-to-face Scouting. ​If there are any updates, we'll email members and update the website. 

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England

Readiness level: RED

This means: No face to face Scouts activities may take place until further notice.

 

 

Scotland

Readiness level: RED

This means: No face to face Scouts activities may take place until further notice.

Further information on what this means in the Scouts here.

Wales

Readiness level: RED

This means: No face to face Scouts activities may take place until further notice.

Northern Ireland

Readiness level: RED

This means: No face to face Scouts activities may take place until further notice.

Isle of Man

Readiness level: GREEN

This means: Limited group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors. 

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 30 people including leaders.
  • Scout Network programmed activities: check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance
Guernsey

Readiness level: RED

This means: No face to face Scouts activities may take place until further notice.

Jersey

Readiness level: YELLOW

This means: Limited group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors. No residential activities

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 10 young people plus leaders.
  • Scout Network programmed activities: check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance

 

British Scouting Overseas (BSO)

Readiness level: VARIES

This meansSee the British Scouting Overseas website for Reopening Status of Groups.

Maximum group size: Varies

 

 

Gibraltar

Readiness level: AMBER

This means: Limited group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors. No residential activities

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 12 people including leaders.
  • Scout Network programmed activities: check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance