1st Harting Readiness Level – Red

Red Readiness Level:

  • Online Programme only
  • No face to face activities
  • No residential activities

Amber Readiness Level:

  • Leaders need to be included in this maximum group size number.
  • No young person or adult volunteer can move between different groups of 15 on the same day.
  • This is for all Sections except for Scout Network, as the rules cover under 18s only. Scout Network must follow the same rules as adults in social settings.

Coronavirus and Covid-19 Guidance (Updated 17/07)

Getting everyone back together safely

Current Readiness Levels

Our readiness levels determine what is allowable within Scouts. Harting's readiness levels, in line with the UK Scouts framework, are referenced above:

Although the English level is at Amber, we have yet to finish our preperations as a group to move from Red to Amber. This is a process that takes time, and we want to make sure it is safe for both our young people and our leaders to return.


Please note that:
  • Leaders need to be included in this maximum group size number.
  • No young person or adult volunteer can move between different groups on the same day.
  • This is for all Sections except for Scout Network, as the rules cover under 18s only. Scout Network must follow the same rules as adults in social settings.

To resume section activities the following criteria must be met:

  1. A COVID-safe risk assessment has been completed, submitted, and approved – and you have communicated control measures to volunteers, young people and parents; will all being encouraged to raise any concerns.
  2. Additional hygiene measures are in place.
  3. Social Distancing will be observed (check current distance determined by your Government).
  4. Maximum group sizes (currently 15 including adults) will be limited and determined by UK Scouts and members will be consistent where possible.
  5. Make adjustments for young people and adults vulnerable or affected by COVID, and consult to make sure return plans are accessible and inclusive.

Remember:

  • No face to face activity can take place until you have done all the preparations to ensure a safe return, and these written risk assessments and plans have been approved via the national approvals system (see below).
  • Residential activities and international trips are not currently permitted.
  • Read all the guidance and steps that need to be taken before any face to face activity can resume.
  • There is no expectation of when you should hold your first outdoor meeting and there is no rush. Every Section and Group will have different circumstances and will know what is right for them. Plans must be carefully considered and safety is the priority. If you are unsure if you can stick to the guidance set out, you should not go ahead with any face to face activity.

Readiness Framework and Guidance

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 may look like when the readiness level reduces from red. 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.

Note: UK Scouts will determine changes to readiness levels; and as levels change, our readiness framework defines the policies and procedures that apply. At the point activities are able to resume, District Commissioners (or their nominee) will be required to provide their approval and to ensure appropriate risk assessments are in place.

Readiness Framework

Specific Guidance