Changes on 17th May re COVID 19

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Changes on 17th May re COVID 19

15 May 2021

The National Youth Agency (NYA) has confirmed that the youth sector, including Scouts, will be moving to the Yellow Readiness Level on Monday 17th May, as England moves to Stage 3 on the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown.

There is very little change in the general guidance from Amber; the main difference is that residentials will now be able to take place, but only in groups of up to six people (this is a combined total of six with young people and leaders).

We expect that this will only be practical for older sections to be able to complete key components of awards, such as DofE.  Please note that these groups of six cannot mix with other groups of six, including for travel, sharing food preparation areas or accommodation.

The guidance on our HQ website’s Getting back together safely pages is being updated.

Assuming that Stage 4 happens as planned on the 21st June, we’re hoping that the numbers able to attend residentials will then be increased in time for the summer holidays.

Thank you for your continued support as we help our young people and volunteers to meet face-to-face again.