Last Updated: 6th March 2021 14:20

As part of UK Scouting’s Getting Back Together Safely framework this page helps parents, supporters, young people and volunteers understand the plans we have in place to ensure everyone returns to Scouting safely. The group is currently operating at the below status.

On Friday 5th March, our group were given the approval to move into the AMBER readiness level following the national approval process being given the green light. Our plans are below and will vary depending on national guidance and local tier’s brought into place by the government.

Take a look below at some of the areas that the group have planned for during our return. If you have any questions please contact your section leader.


In June 2020 the National Youth Agenda (NYA) released how youth sector organisations can safely return to face-to-face services as COVID-19 diminishes. This was shortly followed by The Scouts releasing their national framework for all the UK with a 14,000 adult members webinar. 1st Arlesey have developed plans through sessions & a parent survey.

The detailed Scouts “Getting Back Together Safely” framework can be found on the The Scouts website here. In order for the group to implement any plans our detailed plans and risk assessments have to be approved by the Group Executive Committee and the District Executive Committee at each readiness level change as detailed below.

The Scouts framework outlines a set of principles aligned to keeping it simple & safe. This aids the groups decisions during the transition back to Scouting.

The Scouts framework sets out four readiness levels; Red, Amber, Yellow, and Green which are listed below. Our group has reviewed these levels & detailed our actions we will take and made it more meaningful for how we operate.

The level is set by the government which includes a maximum group size. The group implements plans approved by the district. If it escalates our plans roll back.


As questions are asked we will populate the question and answers below to help parents, volunteers and young people know what is happening.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Please visit for the latest symptoms. Key symptoms are 1) A new continuous cough; 2) A high temperature; 3) a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

What if I have a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Please follow government guidance. Seek advice from NHS 111, self-isolate & arrange tests. Notify your section leader if a positive case has been found in a member who has attended a session. Our Section Leader will notify people in attendance to watch for symptoms and follow government guidance. Those who attended the face-to-face session will not be able to attend another face-to-face session for 14 days.

How do we drop off?

  • You will be notified of your staggered drop off time for your young person

  • For Cubs and Beavers, we ask you to enter one at a time with your young person and to stay with them until their temperature has been taken and they've answered the COVID-19 questions. For Scouts and Explorers, we ask parents (if dropping off) to not enter the grounds unless they need to speak to their section leader.

  • Leaders will be wearing a face mask to meet you at the front gates.

  • Once your young person has gone through temperature checks and questions they will be asked to wash their hands before joining their section on the field at the back of the Scout Hut.

  • We ask that if arriving by car, you remain in your car until signaled that we are ready.

  • No cars will be allowed to park within the Scout Hut grounds

  • Temperatures will be taken on arrival using a point and click thermometer, anyone over 37.8°C will be asked to return home.