Getting Back Together Safely
Following an announcement from the National Youth Agency (NYA), we’re pleased to say that face-to-face meetings in Cheshire can restart from Monday 29 March.
- From 29 March, we’ll move to Amber, with Groups allowed to meet outdoors in group sizes of 15 plus leaders (5 maximum).
- From 12 April, both outdoors and indoors meetings will be allowed in group sizes of 15 plus leaders (5 maximum).
- From 12 April, you’ll be allowed to take part in non-residential day trips and visits.
The Scouts and NYA are still working with the Government on longer term plans for camping and larger group sizes but we expect these to be introduced steadily throughout the summer. There will though be no international Scout trips before 1 January 2022, If you have any trips booked for 2021, Unity have produced a blog to understand how you can claim for your trip or reschedule.
Please continue to follow all COVID-19 restrictions while meeting with your group. If you’ve had an Amber risk assessment approved by your District, this will still be valid – but we’d encourage you to review your risk assessment before meeting again.
If your Amber risk assessment hasn’t been approved yet, we’d recommend you complete one this month, detailing risks for both indoor and outdoor activities. Don’t forget that before meeting face-to-face, all adults will have to have their mandatory safety and safeguarding up to date.
You can view full guidance on the ‘Getting back together safely’ pages.