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All scouting has been suspended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

17 March 2020

Announcement from UK scouting headquarters on 16th March 2020.

All face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events in the UK have been suspended from Tuesday, 17 March 2020

 


From: “Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner [Scouts]” 
Date: 16 March 2020 20:34:43 GMT

 

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.

Government advice
The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Best wishes,

Tim Kidd
UK Chief Commissioner
Scouts


The full announcement can be read here

https://scouts.org.uk/coronavirus