Coronavirus update

Wednesday 4th November 2020

All Members,

Following the announcement of a four-week lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November, the National Youth Agency (NYA) has now issued guidance about what this means for all youth sector activity. From tomorrow, Scouts and all other youth activities will move to Red readiness level.

This decision by the Government means that there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers. Only online meetings can be delivered until further notice. We appreciate this is very short notice and is disappointing for many who have worked so hard to get their sections back together, and had fantastic plans for their young people over the coming weeks.

We also understand and sympathise with those who now have the difficult task of cancelling meetings. We can’t thank you enough for everything you’re doing.  It is expected that this guidance will be in place until December 2nd.  We will keep you updated with all and any changes as soon as we have more information.

Within the next 24 hours we will update the Devon Scouts Website with links to programme resources and continuing guidance on keeping our young people safe.

Please stay safe and look after each other.

Steve Donohue
County Commissioner – Devon Scouts

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