Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This page provides the latest guidance and advice on how Durham Scouts are responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated on a regular basis.

  • Last updated:2nd July 2020; 10.45am

Coronavirus and Scouting in Durham

UK Scouting continues to base it's guidance and advice on government health advice, which can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

All the latest updates from the UK Scout Association ("HQ") are available here

In accordance with the latest government advice, in the interests of public health all face-to-face Scouting meetings activities and events have been suspended from Tuesday 17th March, until further notice.

We are now delivering to a remote 'Scouting from Home' model, delivering resources, badge and activity ideas to our youth members (i.e. delivered through various on-line resources and media). There are already some great examples of 'Scouting from Home' being rolled out across the county.

We are also starting to plan a safe return to Scouting and details, including the current Readiness Level, can be found on the HQ Getting Everyone Back Together pages

Scouting from Home:

While we are not meeting face-to-face we are encouraging our leaders and other volunteers to develop ways of delivering Scouting for young people at home. See our Scouting from Home pages for more details.

Moor House Adventure Centre and Shop:

Moor House Adventure Centre and the County Shop are currently closed, although we are now starting to make plans for the safe reopening of the centre and of the shop. Orders for badges only can be made by emailing shop@durhamscouts.org.uk

Durham2020 and EuroJam2020:

Our Durham2020 international camp is postponed until the summer of 2022 and the Eurp[ean Jamboree is postponed until 2021.

Other County Activities, Events and Training:

All face-to-face meetings activities and events have ceased. Scheduled county meetings will now take place on-line, as will scheduled face-to-face adult training (with the exception of first aid training). The following events and activities have been postponed.

Future dates will be reviewed in the coming weeks and months as needed. Please see the county calendar on the website home page for details.

Insurance Updates:

For the latest updates from Unity - the Scout Associations own insurance broker - see Unity Coronavirus Update. For activities and trips insured elsewhere, please contact your broker/insurer directly

Other Useful Resources:

See these useful resources developed by Youth UK: