Date : 9th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope the return to school has been successful, and everything is settling down.

We have submitted our risk assessments but we’re still waiting to hear back from the approvers, so currently we are still unable to Return to Face to Face Scouting.

Due to the updated guidance from The Scouts nationally as well as the government on the 3rd September,  Scouts and Explorers will be expected to wear face coverings (where not exempt) at meetings inside, although not outside. The email from Parent Portal will point out when they are and are not required. Leaders may or may not be wearing a face covering, depending on whether or not they are leading an activity. The wearing of face coverings outdoor or by our younger sections is completely down to parents/young people’s choice.

It’s really important that our records are up to date, so please do go online to Parent Portal and check the details. If the ‘confirm your details’ button is visible, it’s even more important that your check it’s right and click the button. If anything goes awry, the details we have in Parent Portal are the key details we will need. We promise it’s quick and easy to do via Parent Portal – which works brilliantly on your smartphone.

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact either your section leader or us.

Best wishes,  

Denise Bloomfield (GSL) / Stuart Parker (AGSL)  

18th Ipswich Scout Group