Coronavirus

Getting back together

Updated Sunday, 17th May 2021

Scouting plays a vital role in our local community, and communities throughout the world.

Our team can’t wait to jump back into Scouting; however, the safety of all our members is paramount.

We will keep you informed on our website and via our social media pages; however, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

 


The Readiness Level

Working with the National Youth Agency, the Scouts have put together a framework which outlines how we can get back together safely.

England is currently on the yellow readiness level.

So, what does it mean?

  • The red level means all face-to-face Scouting activities cannot take place
  • The amber level means a partial return to Scouting with several restrictions
  • The yellow level means section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. Limited small group residential activities may take place.
  • The green level means Scouting can resume as normal

Ensuring our records are up to date

We need to ensure that we have the correct details for all our members in case we need to contact you in the event of one of our members, or their bubbles, have been contacted by Track and Trace, or have a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Please use our parent portal to confirm that the details we hold are correct.
If you don’t have access to the Parent Portal – please ask your leader to set, you up an account.

Confirm that details of your young person are correct

 


Agreeing to our Code of Conduct

We require all our members to agree to our code of conduct before they can become a member of our Scout group, and we have updated our conduct to reflect COVID-19 specific changes.

We ask that both you and your young person read our code of conduct and notify us of your agreement using the parent portal on the Online Scout Manager.

Type ‘Yes’ and the date to state you agree


Your young person must not attend

  • they have been told to self-isolate
  • if they have any COVID-19 symptoms

You must let us know

  • whether your household is self-isolating due to a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis
  • you have been advised to self-isolate by relevant authorities

We ask that you contact our Group Scout Leader – Lisa Langton (lisa.langton@rotherhamscouts.org) at the earliest available opportunity.

To protect the safety of all our members, we will close the group for a minimum of 10-days if a member has a confirmed diagnosis – or we are advised to by the relevant authorities.

This means that we may have to cancel group meetings at short notice – we will notify you on social media and our website immediately.

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls