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Dear Team North Yorkshire
I hope everyone is keeping well. I’m a bit out of sync with the regular Tuesday update, but things are moving fast and so I was waiting for information that I knew was in the pipeline to be made public.
Given our new three tier approach, this is the response from HQ with regards to Scouting.
You’ll have seen in recent days, the Government has introduced a new tier system for local restrictions across England.
The Government has confirmed that youth clubs and activities will be permitted activities at all the current three tiers (1. Medium, 2. High and 3. Very High), as services such as Scouts, like education, are essential to the development and wellbeing of young people and should continue wherever possible.
Here are the posters published by the Government explaining what activities are permitted at the various levels; Medium, High, and Very High. If you need to check which Tier you are in, please use the Government postcode checker.
In light of these changes, the National Youth Agency has confirmed that all parts of England will be at the Amber Readiness Level under the new tier system. We know that the Government has offered some flexibility to Local Authorities in the Very High tier to put additional measures in place.
As has been the case since face-to-face Scouting resumed in July, there’s no requirement for any volunteer or young person to return to face-to-face activities if they are not able or comfortable to do so. We know that Coronavirus has impacted communities and families in many different ways and we should always be sensitive and supportive.
Thank you for your hard work supporting young people in such challenging times. We’re always hearing such inspirational stories about the positive impact the return to face-to-face Scouting is having on both young people and leaders.
Note the date of the event (which is actually the day after the Shortest Day this year) - and for latest details about the event and the badge competition, take a look HERE on the County Calendar
Be aware that the closing date for badge designs is Saturday 31 October.
The latest draw was made and witnessed on 4th October 2020 with £220 in prizes
The vacancy packs can be found HERE and they explain both roles and include links to the application forms.
Please note....the closing date for applications is the 1st of November 2020.