Coronavirus Hub

This page was updated on: 30 November 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scouting will return to face-to-face activities, and in a staged manner, based on recommendations from The Scout Association and National Youth Association.

You can find out the status of individual groups on our group readiness page.


As lockdown measures start to ease, UK Scouts are working with youth sector partners and the National Youth Agency government body to determine what a safe return to face to face Scouts looks like when the readiness level reduces from red. There is no rush - please work through this in a timeframe that works for you.

Our framework defines our readiness levels as:

Red: Rate of infection is remaining consistent or growing.
Impact on Scouts: Digital programme delivery, no face-to-face activities or meetings, no residential experiences

Amber: Rate of infection is reducing consistently in all parts of the country.
Impact on Scouts: Digital programme delivery, small group sessions can take place, no residential activities

Yellow: Number of cases low and decreasing, full Track and Trace system in place.
Impact on Scouts: Digital programme delivery, small group sessions can take place indoors and outdoors, no residential activities

Green: No new cases or a vaccine is readily available.
Impact on Scouts: All activities can resume in line with Government guidance.


Information for Parents

Guidance for parents about how your local Group may be approaching their Scouts activities

Quick Guide to
Returning to Face-to-Face Scouting

A simple guide to returning to face-to-face Scouting, giving you an overview of the process, along with links to further details.

Templates, Guidelines & Resources

Templates and resources to help you with risk assessments, action plans and activity planning. Remember there are also the Scouting At Home resources to help you with programme planning.

Readiness Level
Group Status Information

Eden District Readiness Status:

At Red Level:

No face-to-face meetings of either young people or leaders/adults are permitted.

Leaders Virtual Scouting Resources

Templates and resources to help you with Virtual Scouting

Current UK Advice

Please use the buttons below to navigate to all the relevant advice and information regarding COVID19/Coronavirus.