Find out the latest information on how we are managing Coronavirus within Cheshire Scouting. Coronavirus Update

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

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.

  • Last updated: 12th April 2021

Readiness level: AMBER

This means: Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. No residential activities.

Maximum group size:

  • Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others. Indoor activities will be limited by the size of the location given social distancing remains.
  • Scout Network programmed activities (non social): 15 people maximum.
  • Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: check local government guidance

Note: Where small sections may struggle to be viable to operate independently they may join with another section at this time.

Note: The number of adults present should be limited to those who are required to be present to support the activity. It’s important to remember that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic and we all have the duty to make sure we’re following the letter and spirit of the guidance.

Note: Activities (including those away from your usual meeting place) should be planned to minimise risk by limiting travel at all times. Check the guidance on planning activities in terrain zero. Trips should only take place where the outcomes can not be achieved locally and must be in a COVID safe manner.

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 UK Scout Association (“HQ”) are available here.

Scouting from Home:

Scouting at home and virtual meetings can continue.

This can be done in two ways:

If you have any Scouting from Home resources that you would like to share with your fellow volunteers, please email them to homescouting@cheshirescouts.org.uk

While we are not meeting face-to-face we are encouraging our leaders and other volunteers to develop ways of delivering Scouting for young people at home.

Useful Resources:

See these useful resources developed by Youth UK:

Forest Camp Activity Centre:

Forest Camp Activity Centre is currently closed, until early May 2021.

Tatton Park Activity Centre:

Tatton Park Activity Centre is closed, until 2022 season.

International Travel:

There will be no international Scout trips before 1 January 2022.

Insurance Updates:

For the latest updates from Unity – The Scouts’ own insurance broker – see Unity Coronavirus Update. For activities and trips insured elsewhere, please contact your broker/insurer directly.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls