Guidance and support around Coronavirus. St Helens and District is currently operating under the "Bringing everyone back together safely framework" we are currently at a Readiness Level of Red. We not are allowing face to face meetings, in line with the National Youth Agency guidance. However, our leaders are working remotely to provide all essential services. Read more here

Changes to Readiness Levels

Date: 5th Nov 2020 Author: Chris Valentine

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. Please be assured we would’ve liked to have given you as much notice as possible but this is the earliest opportunity. The NYA website will be updated to reflect this change.

 

We expect these restrictions to last until 2 December, when the lockdown is currently scheduled to end in England.

 

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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