COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Last updated: 19th April 2022

This page provides the latest guidance and advice on how Cheshire Scouts are responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated on a regular basis.

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.

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.
Relevant Government Guidance: National Youth Agency

Note: UK Scouting continues to base its guidance and advice on government health advice, which can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Updates from the The Scouts are available here.

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