IMPORTANT - Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all Face to Face Scout meetings are cancelled until further notice
Following on from the email from Tim Kidd (see below) you will see I have sent out information via OSM to inform all Parents/Carers that all meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. Obviously this isn't a decision that has been taken lightly but it is in line with the guidance from HQ and puts the safety of young people and adults at the centre of the decision.
Group Scout Leader
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.
UK Chief Commissioner