Suffolk County Council are urging schools to adopt additional measures to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid 19. They are encouraging schools to limit visitors to only those necessary and have asked staff and children to wear face coverings in communal areas and parents to do the same when collecting. 

Scouts in Suffolk are now asking you to do the same, otherwise we risk undoing all the good work by schools and endanger the health, safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and youth members alike. 

We ask that you review your risk assessments with this in mind and strongly urge you to take sensible, practical measures as you see fit. 

Please continue to practise good personal hygiene by washing hands or sanitising, encourage outdoor activities to give space and fresh air, if you need to meet indoors, consider how you might be able to help reduce the spread of infection by opening windows and doors, regular sanitisation of touch surfaces or equipment. 

Remember that those who are able to do so should also take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) regularly, those who have yet to have vaccinations and those who are entitled to boosters or winter flue vaccines should be encouraged to do so. 

Gary Burden     County Safety Advisor