40th Fife Scout Group
40th Fife Scout Group

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

I hope that this finds you and your child/children well.

 

Having received the most up to date guidance from both the Scottish Government and Scouts Scotland we are delighted we can now share the following information with you for when your child/children return to the hall for Scout Meetings.

 

Central to all planning and decision making is the safety of all our Scouting community. All measures put in place will be reviewed as required. The guidance aims to make a safe environment for everyone from the moment the children arrive at the hall to the time they leave.     

 

Please work with us and do not send your child if you suspect someone in the household may have COVID’19 or has been asked to self isolate

 

Starting back in the Hall

 

All Beavers and Cubs parents will drop the children at the main entrance where one of the leaders will be waiting to welcome them and sign them in.  Parents please be aware of social distancing when waiting for the children to be signed in (it would be helpful if you brought your own pen).

 

Scouts and Explorers, please make your own way into the building, a leader will still register your attendance.

 

There will be hand sanitiser dispensers at various points in the building and children when entering and exiting the building will be asked to use the hand sanitiser.  Should you wish your child to use their own hand sanitiser please ensure that it is clearly labelled with their name.

 

Unless you have been asked to bring outdoor clothing to the meeting please leave all jackets with parents when entering the hall.

 

Parents, we would ask that you do not enter the hall unless agreed with the leaders, your child/children will be accompanied from the fire exit door for collection, (note that if the surrounding grass is particularly muddy we may use the main entrance).  Parents will then collect their child/children from there when the meeting finishes.  Again, please be mindful of distancing rules.

 

The larger single toilet and one cubical only will be available, please ensure that your child ‘pays a visit’ prior to leaving the house.  The toilets will be cleaned after each visit and along with handwashing and ensure children again use the hand sanitisers before entering the main hall.

 

Whilst we have water available, can children please bring their own water bottles filled and have them clearly labelled with the child’s name. 

 

Children should not bring personal belongings to group.

 

There will be no tuck shop until further notice.

 

 

Face coverings

 

All current guidance confirms that face coverings are not required to be worn by children in group. Therefore, there is no expectation for children to wear any face covering when in group at this time.  Scouts and Explorers over the age of 12 will still be asked to social distance.

 

We would ask that a face covering is brought however, as there may on rare occasions be a need to breach the distancing rules in case of any first aid emergency and your child may be asked to wear a covering.  We do have a supply of disposable face coverings in the hall that may also be used in the unlikely event of an emergency

 

 

Test & Protect

Attendance at all meetings gives implicit agreement for your details to be provided to Test & Protect should it become necessary.  It is also implicit that you inform us as soon as you become aware of any COVID symptoms that you or your child/children exhibit.

 

 

 

These measures support the safety and social distancing required. To ensure supervision and support leaders, please arrive only 5 mins before the start of the meeting and allow for social distancing of adults.

 

Adults please ensure considerate and safe parking.

 

We hope that you have been able to join in with the activities via social media during lockdown and many thanks to those of you who have supported us during this difficult time.

 

As we now return to some sense of normality we would advise that the monthly subscriptions will recommence from 1st November, and would ask you to please make the relevant arrangements.

 

We will be using our Friends & Family FB group and this website for communications so please check regularly for any changes, activity updates etc.

 

Thank you for your co-operation!

 

Please visit our private group 40th Fife Friends & Family to keep up to date

 

If you are not on Facebook and would prefer an alternative contact method please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

 

Subscriptions will recommence from 1st November.

 

Thank you to those who have supported the group during what has been a difficult time for us all.

 

Stay safe & hope to see everyone soon!

 

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