- a Yellow risk assessment needs to be approved, and must also contain plans for an outdoor provision
- virtual programme preferred, followed by outdoors, and finally indoors
- outdoor organised activities limited to 30 people in total – including young people, Young Leaders and adult volunteers
- indoor organised activities limited to 15 people over the age of 11 – including young people, Young Leaders and adult volunteers – allowing for social distancing and considering your risk assessment carefully before looking at this option
- indoor organised activities unlimited in number for young people under the age of 11 – including young people, Young Leaders and adult volunteers – allowing for social distancing and considering your risk assessment carefully before looking at this option
- face masks to be worn by those over the age of 11 in all indoor settings and where social distancing is not possible
- social distancing to be maintained whenever possible – indoor, organised activities should take into consideration if 15 people is too great a number for the activity to continue safely
Based on the guidance above, we recommend that you consider just six basic questions before commencing your indoor activity
- Is the Face-to-Face activity essential, or can the activity be carried out virtually?
- Are all your young people under 11 years of age required to attend the activity?
- Attendance, could the section be split over multiple days or run at different times to accommodate the numbers and ensure our young people can Scout safely?
- Whilst complying with POR adult to young person ratio, are the extra adults required?
- Is it possible to maintain social distancing within the space safely?
- Do you require to put in place any additional measures to ensure social distancing?
District Risk Assessments
If you are meeting at District HQ (not until we are at the yellow level) or Cox Wood (not until we are at amber) please use these Risk Assessments which we have already done for you. Refer to them in your own Section Risk Assessments and upload both
Help & Advice
If you are stuck with any part of coming back together safely, please speak to your Group Scout Leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner, or the District Commissioner.
Please make sure that parents and carers aware that support is available for those who are struggling to pay their subs. Give them chance to confidentially discuss the matter with their child’s Leader.
Group Executives should help where they can – especially those who’ve received rates grants – and offer flexible ways of payment or waive certain fees altogether where there is a genuine need.
If Groups are struggling District can offer some support if other sources of funding (see UK and Wales support) are unavailable.
The advice for Leaders is different from those that are Young Leaders and Explorers.
While over 18 are allowed to attend more than one section 24 hours apart, Welsh Government advice for those 11-18 suggest that they should reduce their social contacts by 40-60%.
ScoutsCymru feel that this, along with other activities that they may attend therefore limits them to attending either a Section meeting as an Explorer or as a Young Leader.
There is nothing however stopping the young person attending the opposite setting the following week, if that makes sense.
Week 1 – Explorer Scout Unit
Week 2 – Beaver Section as Young Leader
Week 3 – Explorer Scout Unit
Submit your risk assessment
Before you submit your risk assessment you’ll need to know your Name of approver and Email of approver…
1st Bwlchgwyn, Bishop’s Own, 1st Overton (inc Bangor-on-Dee)
Sue Lister (email@example.com)
1st Coedpoeth, 1st Moss, 1st Rossett
Moz Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1st Gresford, 1st Gwersyllt, 1st Hope, 1st Marchwiel
Aaron Wright (email@example.com)
41st Wrexham, 6th Wrexham, 1st Esclusham, 1st Rhosnesni
Alison Dwight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All Explorer Scout Units and District events
Gavin Scott (ACClwyd@scoutscymru.org.uk)