Green for go!

Date: 7th Sep 2021 Author: David Bull

The UK government has confirmed youth sector provision in England has moved to Green from 6 September. As a result, residential and international trips will change as outlined here.

We’ve updated the readiness level table along with relevant guidance at www.scouts.org.uk.

Residential activities

Residential activities are not now limited to six people sharing accommodation. This means more flexibility for you when planning your nights away activities, although you should still be managing the spread of Covid-19. Members who’ve tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 90 days (but are outside of the isolation period) are no longer required to undertake lateral flow testing in order to take part.

International travel

Also, members may now take part in international travel. Although you can start planning visits abroad once again, please remember that this planning will take time and trips require approval at each stage. Make sure you remind yourself of the visits abroad process. Remember that you must meet any Covid-19 requirements in all the countries you travel through/to, as well as conditions set by the government.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls