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Talking about Coronavirus

It’s important to address what’s happened when Scouts meetings start again.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a global pandemic. Thousands of people, both young and old, have lost their lives, and millions have been affected. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we, as Scouts, rally around each other, show our Scout values and support one another.

When Scout meetings begin again, young people in your Scout group may have lots of questions. It’s important to address what’s happened, talk about any concerns and acknowledge that things may be different now, but that Scouts will continue.

Bereavement support

The following guidance has been created to support you in the event of a bereavement in your group.

Read the bereavement support

Where to get further help and support

If you or anyone in the group feels as though grief and sadness is impacting on daily life, talking to a GP can help. They may refer you to a local mental health support service or bereavement counselling.

Not everyone will want to speak to their GP and for those who do, they may find there is a long delay between seeking help and receiving it. There are several charitable organisations which exist to support those who are going through bereavement or feeling anxious or down. These include: