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COVID-19 Update (30th December 2020): Following today's government announcement placing Nottinghamshire into tier 4 all face-to-face Scouting is now suspended in line with National Youth Agency and Scout Association advice. Our groups and units will communicate any plans for online Scouting over the coming days. If you require any support on running online scouting, please get in touch.

Re-Start News

New restrictions effective 31/12/20

The Government has announed that, with effect from 31 December, Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties will be subject to their recently introduced Tier 4 COVID restrictions.

This means that the limited face-to-face Scouting that we have been able to offer since the end of the last national lockdown will now not be possible

This is very disappointing news for both our volunteer leaders and our young members. I know that many Groups and Explorer Units had planned a really exciting programme of activities that were scheduled to start in January 2021,

Sadly these plans have had to be shelved and we now have to re-introduce ‘virtual on-line meetings’ via “Zoom”. These have proved popular in the past and we hope to offer equally enjoyable meetings again as we enter the New Year so please do take the opportuntiy to join in the fun!

Can I please urge all our parents and carers to keep an eye open for an email, ‘tweet’ or text message from your local Scout Group or Explorer Unit leadership team members outlining what the new plans will be. Please give them a few days to work out what they will be doing over the next few weeks as these new rules have (as of 30/12/20) only just been announced!

We would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2020 and ask you to continue to support your local Group or Explorer Unit during these particularly challenging times.

We look forward to getting SW Notts Scouts back together again at the first opportunity – and hopefully sooner rather than later.

I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year

Simon Clark (District Commissioner – SW Notts District)

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