A message from our Group Scout Leader:
Hi Folks, as of 28th January 2022, Scouts Cymru announced that nationally Scouting has returned to Green Covid response status. This is based on guidance issued by the Welsh Government.
The group will resume activities underpinned by the revised Green Risk assessment and approach and I doubt you will see much difference however it does remove many restrictions placed upon us and allows us to resume residential (camping) activities.
A revised Covid Risk Assessment is in place for all activities at 1st Mynydd Isa and is available upon request.
Please keep their essential information up to date by checking and confirming the emergency contact details and key health information we hold on OSM each time a link is sent out. Review, amend if required and confirm online that the information is correct. Online Scout Manager is our key point of emergency contact essential for running Scouts. Please ensure you have access to OSM and ask a leader if you need help.
Here is our Green Status parent pack to let you know what it means.
Coronavirus – keeping everyone safe.
The best control measure we have to stopping the spread of Coronavirus is preventing spread through contact.
Remember the Coronavirus is still around so please do not attend if you any of your family is showing any of the symptoms of Coronavirus:
- A high temperature
- A new continuous cough or
- a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste
Just follow the NHS guidance. The most up to date information is here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
If a Scout cannot attend, please contact a leader directly by calling them. Do not use Facebook to update sections of illness or absence.
Arrival and collection.
Please make yourselves aware of the time allocated for your child’s group activity. Any changes will be via OSM, email notification and on the Facebook page in advance. The car park can be very busy so give yourself plenty of time to drop your child off.
On arrival at HQ, please do not leave until a Leader has acknowledged your child’s arrival. Scouts and Explorers can arrive independently.
Anyone arriving at the HQ building, including outdoor areas, we encourage everyone to sanitise their hands on entry.
We have returned to providing refreshments during meetings so we are asking children do not bring snacks or drinks unless specifically asked.
Each section will send out information before each activity if there is anything we need you to be aware of.
Social distancing is no longer required in any Scout setting and there is no limit to the number of people that can attend indoor and outdoor Scout activities of any kind.
Face coverings are no longer required in any setting.
Return to normal. This has been agreed by the Executive Committee for 2022/23.
Our ‘One Fund For All (OFFA) remains in place should you require financial support.
Details on how to set up your standing order can be found at: Welcome to Mynydd Isa Scouts – 1st Mynydd Isa Scout Group
We record attendance of all members and visitors each session. This register is part of our normal procedures and is stored securely within Online Scout Manager.
Should any member of your household develop symptoms of Covid-19 please follow the NHS guidance.
Should any member of your household test positive for Covid-19 or be required to isolate there is no longer a requirement to inform the GSL.
All residential, camping and nights away activities have returned to normal.
If you have any concerns or further questions about Scouting please raise these with your child’s Section Leader, or the Group Senior Leadership.
Dan – Group Scout Leader