18th Ipswich – Our Plans for Getting Back Together at Scouts Safely #2

Date : 10th August 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,  

Our plans for getting back together at Scouts safely  

As some of the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be relaxed, we’re starting to plan for how we’ll be able to return to face-to-face Scouts activities at 18th Ipswich Scout Group in the future.  

We’re all looking forward to being able to return, so I wanted to provide an update on how we’re approaching a re-start. Our restarting plans will follow all government rules and guidance from Scouts’ UKHQ. Our priority is to keep young people and adults safe.  

An outline of how we will operate, following Scouts’ ‘COVID Code’:  

·                       New control measures will be in place for all activities  

·                       Additional hygiene measures will be put in place  

·                       Social distancing will be observed  

·                       Group sizes will be limited  

·                       Adjustments will be made for young people vulnerable or affected by COVID  

Returning to Scouts will happen in phases, the first of which will let us resume outdoor activities in small groups. Returning to face-to-face Scouts is voluntary for all young people, parents/carers and volunteers.  

We would like to invite you to feedback on the new measures being put in place and how we will deal with any risks. On Monday 17th August 2020 at 7.30pm we will be holding an online/phone (conference call) Teams Meeting.  We’d encourage all parents and carers, young people and volunteers to raise concerns, ask questions and provide feedback at that time.    

We also do also need a bit of help from you this week. To assist leaders in the planning and risk assessing for their sections could you please complete the very simple (and secure) questionnaire to let us know how many young people we are expecting back. It should take no more than two minutes (hopefully, much less than that!) per young person you have with us. We really do appreciate the support.  

Getting Everyone Back Together Safely – Questionnaire     

We hope you’re all as excited by this as the leadership team are and as always, we encourage all parents and carers, young people and volunteers to raise concerns, ask questions and provide feedback via email to feedback@18thipswichscouts.org.uk   – everything helps us to make this is as safe as possible.

All data is stored securely within our systems following our usual data protection policy. 

Best wishes,  

Denise Bloomfield (GSL) / Stuart Parker (AGSL)  

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05/09/2020: Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now at AMBER. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.