COVID-19 Information

The below sets out some key information to be considered in relation to how we will continue to operate as a Scout Group while the COVID-19 situation is ongoing.  If you have any questions, please speak to a Scouter at your child’s weekly meeting or contact the Group Leader. 

Den Access
There is pedestrian access only to the Scout Den to allow enough space outside for dropping and collecting children. Visual markings are in place to encourage social distancing and everyone should maintain 2 metres physical distancing from others. Parents/visitors should remain outside of the Den gates by a Scouter. There will be no access to the Den building with the exception of using the bathroom.

Face Coverings
Our Scouters will be wearing a face covering and we ask that all parents, guardians, visitors, Scouts and Venture Scouts wear a face covering too. We do not expect Beaver Scouts or Cub Scouts to wear a mask but of course they can if they wish.

What to wear/bring
Your child/ren must wear the group neckerchief but we will not be requiring full uniform. Please ensure they wear weather appropriate clothing as we be outside at all times. Your child/ren should also bring their own water bottle, tissues, small bottle of hand sanitiser etc.

The den is regularly cleaned, and the high touch points will be cleaned prior to each Scout
meeting. Hand Sanitisers have been provided and everyone entering the den will be required to sanitise their hands.

Good Respiratory Etiquette
Please ensure that your Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, Scout or Venture Scout is aware of and
follows good respiratory hygiene, by covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or their bent elbow when they cough or sneeze and disposing of the used tissue immediately and safely in bin.

Medical Condition
Please ensure we have up to date contact details for your household (home address, phone numbers, email address and emergency contact details). Please advise us if your child has a medical condition or any allergies if you have not already done so.

Feeling Unwell
Your child/ren are not to attend their Scout meetings if they are feeling unwell or if they have been identified by the HSE as contact for a person with COVID-19. Anyone who develops symptoms at while on a Scout activity must bring this to the attention of a Scouter. If they are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 they will be brought to wait in a room and a parent/guardian will be called to collect them.