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We are now focussed on face-to-face activities taking place indoors and outdoors, including trips, visits and residentials.

Although most legal restricts have been removed, the Covid-19 virus has not gone away and significant risks remain. The priority must be to continue to keep everyone safe and protect our members by taking precautions to minimise the risk of infection. We continue to encourage all our leaders to make operating decisions based on their own local circumstances and in conjunction with your local Church.

Good Practise and Guidance

  • Risk assessments: Must be completed and reviewed regularly, reflecting local decisions on control measures put in place to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and protect our members.
  • Face coverings: Although no longer required, they may still be considered good practise and important dependent on local circumstances. Face coverings may be required by some venues and other settings, and these requirements should be adhered to.
  • Social / physical distancing: Although no longer required, this may still be considered as good practise and important depending on local circumstances, such as when operating in poorly ventilated spaces or in close contact with others.
  • Hygiene must remain robust: Regular hand washing / sanitising should continue. Venue and equipment should be cleaned between use, check and follow specific guidance for venues that you are using.
  • Ventilation: Taking measures to increase the amount of outside air entering a building, such as by opening windows, doors or vents, can help minimise the risk of the virus spreading.
  • No maximum group sizes: Whilst there are no restrictions on group sizes, groups may benefit from operating in smaller groups and or keeping age groups separate, to minimise the risk of infection.

Residentials

For residential activities, measures such as good hygiene should be maintained, and lateral flow testing is recommended to take place immediately prior to departure, at regular intervals during and on return.  International travel is permitted based on FCDO advice.

Symptoms, Positive Tests & Isolation

Those with Covid-19 symptoms or positive tests should NOT attend BB activities and MUST follow current guidelines for isolation and contacting NHS Test & Trace as applicable.

BB Companies are no longer required to suspend meetings if a member has had a positive test, instead close contacts will be contacted and advised by NHS Test & Trace. However, your Company or Church may take a local decision to suspend meetings for a period of time if a member(s) test positive.

Returning to face-to-face activities for the first time

Companies that haven’t previously returned to face-to-face activities should complete the Covid-Ready Risk Assessment and Action Log as part of efforts to reduce and manage the risk associated with the virus.

Useful Documents

Guidance Framework: To assist leaders, we developed a Framework to support Companies welcoming young people back to face-to-face activities.

Programme Alternatives

Where groups are not able to meet face-to-face, we would encourage you to make full use of our resourced programmes, including Socially Distanced, Virtual Session and #BBatHOME activities. Resources and support for leaders running virtual sessions, camps and more at boys-brigade.org.uk/programme

Support

If you have any questions please get in touch with us support@boys-brigade.org.uk or 0300 303 4454.