Suffolk Scouts; COVID-19 News Bulletin #6 –1st May 2020

Dear Suffolk Scouters,

Thank you for your continued support. We have a selection of useful information for you this week. At the present time we have no idea when Scouting in Suffolk will return to normal but we do all need to pull together in groups and districts to ensure that we are ready when we get the green light to resume Scouting in whatever form that takes.


Thoughts and Thank You From The County Commissioner – Renewal Of Promise

Hello Suffolk Scouting,

When I started 2020, little did I think then in January, that many of the initiatives that were kicked off or about to be launched would hit at such as challenging a time that was to emerge in March. As the situation with the pandemic worsened, our lives and livelihoods became more uncertain and Scouting in Suffolk could have stopped and we could have duly waited until the crisis had passed. But as true Scouts, everyone has not only kept Scouting moving, we have proved that we are prepared and prepared to do more not less for our young people and the communities around us in these times.


COVID-19 News Bulletin #5 – Suffolk Scouts 24th April 2020

COVID-19 News Bulletin #5 – Suffolk Scouts 24th April 2020

Dear Suffolk Scouters,

Thank you for continuing to support scouting. We recognise that some leaders and volunteers within Suffolk Scouts may well be experiencing turmoil and challenging times within their own lives and families, so we ask you to support each other where you can. We appreciate that not everyone has the time and energy to devote to these new ways of scouting, some of you may be Key Workers or taking on additional volunteer roles within your communities. If you do need additional support, the family of Scouting is alive and well in Suffolk.


Suffolk Scouts: COVID-19 News Bulletin #4 – 17th April 2020

Dear Suffolk Scouters,

Thank you for your continued support. Can I ask that you check in with volunteers who may be more vulnerable at this time and find out if they require assistance. A Scout is friendly and considerate.


COVID-19 News Bulletin #3 – 8th April 2020

Disclosure Checks

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.


COVID-19 News Bulletin #1 – 24th March 2020

We are living in very uncertain times.  I’m mindful that many of you will have been impacted by Covid-19 directly or indirectly and I wish you and your families well over the coming months. I hope that as Scouters we can help each other out. I intend to provide a Newsletter each week regarding Scouting In Suffolk. This will be sent to every adult member, so please check that your e-mail address is correct in Compass if you did not receive this email directly. 

The key communications over the coming months will be the weekly email newsletter and our website Our Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated from time to time but are not our official source of news. All content we post will be based on UK Government and The Scout Association guidelines.


Important coronavirus update – 16 March

Dear all
I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.
Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
Suspension of face-to-face activities
Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.
We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Best wishes,
Denise Bloomfield
Group Scout Leader

Coronavirus – Managing the risk…

The coronavirus COVID-19 is causing concern for many and the latest information from HQ is published on their website at the following link – Coronavirus -Managing the Risk.

The page links to the latest views from the government website about COVID-19 and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice for travellers to and returning from other countries.

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