Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now back at at RED (FROM 26th December 2020). Readiness Level. For the latest updates, please check out our dedicated page by clicking here.
There are still some parents to sign into the parent portal to indicate that there Scout is return to Scouting and accept our covid restrictions, Scout s can not return to Scouts if this is not done.
Scouts: please socially distance from the main gate and only go to the hall when told to by a leader, bring your own mask, bring your own drink in a named water bottle, bring a pen. If you can use your bathroom at home it will limit the number of times the toilets are use at the scout hut.
We are pleased to say we are ready to restart face-to-face scouting in Suffolk! If you are choosing to return to face-to-face Scouting, we hope you are making good progress in preparing yourselves to be Covid19 ready. The highlighted text below is clickable to the relevant webpages.
To keep everyone safe we need members and their parents to:
Sign-up to the ‘event’ invitation sent to the email address registered as contact in OSM
Check the Getting everyone back together safelyweb page
Check the details in the ‘event’ email for arrival and departure information and any other relevant information or messages from the leaders
Ensure my child goes to the toilet before traveling to the venue
Ensure my child washes their hands thoroughly before travelling to the venue
Follow the arrival and departure instructions fully and maintain social distancing measures
If you need to speak to a leader, please use the Contact Us details or email in the first instance.
Finally, we’re required to keep a detailed register of those attending each activity to help with the track and trace process. This will be kept and readily available for at least 6 weeks to facilitate contact tracing.
Keeping to the control measures we have put in place for everyone’s safety is extremely important.
All members will need to follow:
If these rules are not adhered to, a young person will:
be reminded of the rules
reminded a final time
parents will be contacted and the young person will be collected immediately
This is for the safety of everyone. If this happens, the Group Scout Leader will contact the parents before a return is possible and parents, young person, leader and Group Scout Leader will agree a personalised risk assessment and plan to make a return safe for everyone. The Group Scout Leader, in consultation with the District Commissioner reserve the right to stop further meetings until suitable control measures can be put in place the safety of everyone.
If you are not already aware, Headquarters have taken the decision to suspend disclosure applications during the current situation. This is to reduce any additional workload for the Disclosure and Barring Service as they concentrate on processing key workers. If volunteers have a disclosure that expires during this time, they do not need to be suspended (even though the e-mails will still be received) and can continue with digital scouting in their existing roles. New adults should NOT be added during this time.