Coronavirus – Managing the risk

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Coronavirus – Managing the risk

13 March 2020

Latest – 16 March 2020

Given the Government’s latest guidance, the UK Chief Commissioner has stated that 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.

Local Impact:

A decision was taken in the present circumstances to close the Lancaster Scout & Guide shop from 14th March until further notice. If you require anything Urgently please contact the shop on 01524 870174 and they will do their best to please.
The Badge Secretary may be contacted by email at
Also, a similar decision has been taken today (17 March) to close both our Activity Centres with immediate effect until further notice.

Advice from the Scout Association:

Please check the Government’s Coronavirus webpage regularly as the situation develops.    

Members returning from abroad –  The Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage advises on what to do if people have returned from areas affected by the virus. Please check the advice and the list of countries. Just like everyone else, our members should follow the standard advice on self-isolation if that is applicable.

Events – If you or your team are organising any Scout events, please make sure you regularly read the latest Government advice. You should then update your risk assessments if necessary and ensure you have considered appropriate steps in relation to insurance. You will need to monitor the situation and make proportionate local decisions.

Scout trips abroad -As well as the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the latest information, guidance and travel advice, along with details of any restrictions – which should be followed.

If you have taken insurance through Unity, they have provided an update in this blog.

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