Coronavirus (COVID-19)

16 March 2020

IMPORTANT – 16 March 2020
Suspension of face-to-face activities

Advice and Guidance from the Scout Association

Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from 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.

Keeping you updated

The Scout Association have created a webpage: scouts.org.uk/coronavirus which will be kept up to date in response to Government daily briefings.

We will continue to review the situation in light of advice over the coming weeks and will confirm any changes to you via this Website, Twitter, Facebook and direct emails.