THIS IS NOT THE LATEST COMMUNICATION ON THIS TOPIC
Please find below important information from the UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd.
In addition to this information, I can confirm that all Greater Manchester West events are cancelled until further notice, this includes the upcoming Scout PL Training Day, Training Weekend, Network Overnighter, Scout Lord Derby Competition and Goodwood Weekender.
Other confirmed event cancellations include the North West Region Shelterbox, St Georges Day Events (including the parade at Windsor), Gilwell 24 and other activities at National Activity Centres.
Thank-you for all your hard work and please take care.
Email from the UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd:
I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.
Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
Suspension of face-to-face activities
We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.
We will be communicating to specific audiences about these event cancellations over the next week. We’d ask that you wait for this information to be sent out rather than contacting us immediately, due to the volume of enquiries we are currently receiving.
Jamborees and other large events
Scout trips abroad
As well as the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the latest information, guidance and travel advice, along with details of any restrictions – which must be followed.
Scout Information Centre
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