COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Last updated: 27/01/2022

This page provides the latest guidance and advice on how 1st Garforth Scouts are responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated on a regular basis.

We are led in what we can offer by the National Scout Association who in turn work with the National Youth Agency to set appropriate levels of ‘readiness’ for youth activity provision.

Scout Association Information:
National Youth Agency Information:

We have made all necessary accommodations to our to keep our young people and volunteers safe.

Regardless of national guidelines ALL of our leaders are volunteers and as such are free to decide what level of contact they are comfortable with at any given time. Obviously this means they may be more restrictive than current guidelines (never less!). It may be that some sections choose to operate remotely via Zoom whist others are meeting face to face, this decision is taken by the section team based on their own personal circumstances.

For more information please get in touch.

Current Readiness level: GREEN

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place.  

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • All non-residential activities (including young people or Scout Network members): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place.
  • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible. Consideration for the changing government requirements must be built into the trip plans prior to approval being given locally for the trips to go ahead.