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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 October 2020

Protecting ourselves and others

Guidance on how to protect everyone involved in the Scouts and support those made more vulnerable by the current situation. 
In response to the government's recent announcements, we will be making changes to our local readiness levels in the coming days. To keep up to date please keep checking this page for your local readiness level.
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England

Readiness level: AMBER

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

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 15 young people and up to 5 leaders.
  • Scout Network programmed activities: 6 people
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: 6 people

Relevant Government Guidance: National Youth Agency

Face Coverings:

  • Adults must wear face coverings indoors, unless they are leading an activity.
  • Scouts and Explorers must wear face coverings indoors, including when using toilet facilities.

Variations under Amber:

  • Greater Manchester - outdoor meetings only

 

 

 

England Variations

Readiness level: RED

This means: No face-to-face activity, meetings or residential activities

England Variation includes:

  • Merseyside
  • Halton

Maximum group size: 0 

Scotland

Readiness level: YELLOW

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

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 30 people including leaders.
  • Scout Network programmed activities: 15 people
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: 6 people from max 2 households

Relevant Government Guidance: YouthLink Scotland

Face Coverings:

  • Not required for under 12's
  • For everyone else, face coverings are only required where social distancing is not possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales

Readiness level: YELLOW

This means: Restricted size group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 30 people  including leaders outdoors or 15 young people and up to 5 leaders indoors
  • Scout Network programmed activities: 15 people
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: 6 people from max 3 households

Face Coverings: 

  • Face coverings required for over 11's only if social distancing is not possible and when indoors.
Wales Variation

Readiness level: AMBER

This means: Restricted size group sessions can take place outdoors.

Wales variation includes:

  • Cardiff & Vale Scout Area
  • Carmarthenshire Scout Area
  • Clywd Scout Area
  • Eryri a Mon Scout Area (only Districts below)
    • Conwy District
  • Glamorgan West Scout Area 
  • Gwent Scout Area (only Districts below)
    • Newport District
    • Blaenau Gwent
    • Torfaen District
  • Mid-Glamorgan Scout Area

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: 30 people  including leaders outdoors
  • Scout Network programmed activities: 15 people
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: 6 people from max 3 households

Face Coverings: 

  • Face coverings required for over 11's only if social distancing is not possible and when indoors.

 

Northern Ireland

Readiness level: RED (Until 2nd November 2020)

This means: No face-to-face activity, meetings or residential activities

Maximum group size: 0 

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: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.  No travel outside the Bailiwick for any Scouting purpose without written permission from HQ. No travel to the Bailiwick for any Scouting purpose.

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: No group size restriction
  • Scout Network programmed activities: check local government guidance
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance
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: 40 people including 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 means: More information on the British Scouting Overseas Website

Maximum group size: Varies