This page was last updated – 28/03/2022
Scouting in Wales moved to the Green readiness level on 28th January 2022
We are closely following Welsh and UK Government announcements. We will update ScoutsCymru guidance as appropriate. Significant changes will be communicated via email to all members.
Following the announcement from Welsh Government we have the following changes for Scouting in Wales:
For the latest guidance from Welsh Government on testing and isolation requirements please see: https://gov.wales/self-isolation
We encourage you to review your risk assessments with the above information in mind.
Face coverings are no longer required in any setting for any Scouting activity. You may still choose to utilise face coverings as a method of reducing transmission risk, this should be documented in your risk assessment.
Yes. Risk assessments should be reviewed and updated in line with the new guidance and alert level. There is still no requirement to submit them through a portal system. Risk assessments should be signed off and kept locally with all relevant volunteers having access to them.
Residential activities will no longer be limited by group size or the numbers sharing accommodation. This means more flexibility for Groups when planning their nights away activities, though members are still required to plan activities in ways which aim to minimise the spread of COVID-19.
Although the legal requirements relating to coronavirus have now been removed we would like to remind you that the health and wellbeing of all adults and young people in Scouting is of utmost importance.
While it is impossible to mitigate the risks completely, there are some measures which are reasonable to take, and members are expected to include these in their planning and risk assessments. There are some examples of reasonable measures below. The measures you take should be informed by your Covid Specific Risk Assessment and aim to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading during your activities or at your premises and should be tailored to your specific circumstances.
Reduce the chance of coronavirus being present
Improve your ventilation or go outside
For further information on getting back together safely, including guidance and templates for risk assessments please see the UK Scouts website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org