District Coronavirus Guidance and Updates

Readiness Level: GREEN

As a District, we have listened to our volunteers and recognised that guidance around the ever changing Coronavirus situation can be difficult to keep up to date with. We hope that you find this page useful to answer any questions that you may have and to find information which relates directly to Chelmsford District Scouts. Please check this page regularly, as situations develop or further support and guidance comes to light, we will update this page.

You can find further information by visiting Scouts.org.uk/coronavirus

We’re here to answer your questions
If you have any questions or just need a bit of clarification around Scouting and Coronavirus please contact us. If you are thinking it, then somebody else probably is too! We’ll get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible.

Green readiness level guidance

This means: All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place.

Group sizes and limitations: 

  • All non-residential activities (including young people, Scout Network and adult only groups): No limit on group size, although all activities must be able to safely manage the risk of transmission of COVID and, if this is not possible, they must not take place.
  • Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away in 2021 guidance
  • International travel: Visits abroad may resume but must follow the FCDO travel advice and still manage the transmission of COVID and ensuring that the trips are safe and accessible.

Nights Away

Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place, more details in the planning COVID-safe Nights Away in 2021 guidance

Safety Posters

We’re sure that you have been communicating with your families regarding rules, expectations and the extra safety measures which have been put in place for your meetings.

The Brand Centre have produced some excellent safety posters which can be downloaded from their website to help remind your young people of the changes.

View the 5 step process: here

Mandatory QR codes


If you have your own venue, you now need to provide a printed QR code to enable those who are 16 and over to use the NHS Test and Trace app, you can generate a unique code for your venue here. Please note that this is a legal requirement so should be actioned before any activities take place at your venue.

Answers to your questions

As we receive Coronavirus related questions through our website, we will publish the question and answers in this tab if they may be helpful for others to see. You can send a question to us via the contact page.

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