Coronavirus Information: We are currently in the AMBER Readiness Level, which means limited group sessions can take place outdoors only. No visits/ trips or residential activities. For the latest updates, please check out our dedicated page by clicking here.

At Amber Level:

  • Leaders should ensure that meetings keep to safeguarding requirements (no 1-to-1 situations with young people)
  • You can hold section meetings, subject to appropriate group and district approval.

From 29th March:

  • Section meetings can take place outdoors, but must be socially distanced.
  • Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others. Although, small sections which may struggle to be viable can join with another section.
  • 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.
  • Activities (including those away from your usual meeting place) should be planned to minimise risk by limiting travel at all times.

From the 12th April:

  • Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be able to meet indoors, with no legal limit on youth numbers, however you should keep it as one section meeting at a time with flexibility for smaller sections to join together if required. It’s important to remember that physical space will be limited and social distancing of two metres between everyone will be required. You should continue to take all measures to stop transmission and we would recommend most sections to continue meeting outdoors if they can.
  • Scout Network may also meet indoors but will be limited to maximum group sizes of 15. We continue to encourage outdoor meetings where you can.
  • Adult activities can only take place outdoors and should follow the current Government guidance.
  • Trips and visits are now accepted, however these should only be done where you cannot stay local to achieve the outcomes and each must be completed within a day as residential activities remain prohibited.

Face Coverings:

  • Adults must wear face coverings indoors (or if they are within 2 metres of another person), unless they are leading an activity.
  • Scouts and Explorers must wear face coverings indoors, including when using toilet facilities.

Group/Unit

Readiness Level

This means

Maximum Group Size

APPROVED Risk Assessments & Plans

Adult-only Meetings (all groups/units) & Eden Network

Meetings Outdoors, in groups of up to 6, in keeping with Government Guidance.

Network: Up to 15 indoors from 12th April.

6
Network: 15 indoors from 12th April

1st Appleby-in-Westmorland

Beavers: No face-to-face activity, meetings or residential activities.

Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors. From 12th April: Indoors & outdoors.

Beavers: 0
Cubs & Scouts: No limit.

2nd Eden Valley

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors (including for cycling).

No limit

1st Hesket-in-the-Forest

Beavers: No face-to-face activity, meetings or residential activities

Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors. From 12th April: Indoors & outdoors.

Beavers: 0
Cubs & Scouts: No limit

1st Keswick

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors.

No limit

1st Kirkby Stephen

Cubs: Meetings outdoors. 

Beavers & Scouts: Meetings outdoors. From 12th April: Indoors & outdoors.

No limit

2nd Penrith

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors. From 12th April: Indoors & outdoors.

No limit

1st Petteril Vale

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors. From 12th April: Indoors & outdoors.

No limit

1st Shap

No face-to-face activity, meetings or residential activities

0

Hoosiders

Meetings outdoors.

No limit

Keswick Unit

Meetings outdoors. 

No limit

Loki

Meetings outdoors. 

No limit