COVID-19 Readiness Level

Our current level is AMBER

​What this means:

  • Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. No residential activities.

  • 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

22 February 2021: Update

England moves to Amber readiness level from 29 March. Following an announcement from the National Youth Agency (NYA), we’re pleased to say that face-to-face meetings in England 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.


Updates on residentials in the UK and larger group sizes are expected to be announced in the coming months. These dates follow the government’s roadmap ­– they’re subject to the vaccination programme continuing at the same rate and the rate of infections reducing across the country. 





Submitting your Risk Assessment

Once you have had your Risk Assessment approved by your Group Scout Leader and Group Executive Committee, you will need to send your Risk Assessment to the District Executive Committee.

Please allow at least 7 days from submission date for a response. We would encourage sections to hold off from making plans and inviting parents to sessions until you have had approval from the District.

On the approvals form, your approver is James Pugh and the email is

Useful Info

Getting your section back together safely

Scouting in Amber: Guidance for Groups

Risk Assessment Template

The Scouts Coronavirus Page

Scout from Home Activities

Our Groups


Talk to Us

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