Readiness Levels

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 outdoors, 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.

Face Covering Requirements

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), including Leaders & Network.

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

6

Eden Virtual Cubs (Penrith, Appleby and Hesket)

Cubs: Meetings outdoors, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 including adults.

15

1st Appleby-in-Westmorland

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

Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors or indoors at Scout Hut, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

Beavers: 0
Cubs & Scouts: 15

2nd Eden Valley

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors at Talkin Tarn in groups of up to 15, plus up to 5 adults. 25 metres between each group

15

1st Hesket-in-the-Forest

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

Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors or indoors at Scout Hut, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

Beavers: 0
Cubs & Scouts: 15

1st Keswick

Beavers & Cubs: Meetings outdoors at Ashness, Fitz Park, Powter Howe and Great Wood in groups of up to 15, plus up to 5 adults.

Scouts: Meetings outdoors in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

15

1st Kirkby Stephen

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

Cubs: Meetings outdoors, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

Scouts: Meetings outdoors, or indoors at Silverband Hut, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

Beavers: 0
Cubs & Scouts: 15

2nd Penrith

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors or indoors at Scout Hut, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

15

1st Petteril Vale

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts: Meetings outdoors or indoors at Village Hall, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 plus up to 5 adults.

15

1st Shap

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

0

Hoosiders

Meetings outdoors, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 and up to 5 adults.

15

Keswick Unit

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

0

Loki

Meetings outdoors or indoors, in groups/bubbles of up to 15 and up to 5 adults.

15