As you’ll be aware Scotland has moved to ‘beyond level zero’ and with that the Scottish Government has decided to archive youth work specific guidance with immediate effect. 

What this means is that we no longer have any legal restrictions for the delivery of youth work related activities. However, the revised Scottish Strategic Framework makes it clear that some of the measures, provided for either by regulations or in guidance, will be expected to continue and everyone should continue to act carefully and remain cautious. These are detailed as follows:

Risk Assessments

A District approved Covid Risk Assessment is no longer required, but all Sections must have a risk assessment for all meetings and activities that should incorporate Covid measures. We also recommend that any Section that has not had a Covid Risk Assessment approved at any time in the past should have one approved by the District Commissioner. Your District Commissioner has been asked to reach out to you to provide support.


All meetings and events are permitted indoors and outdoors with no limit of numbers. Physical distancing is not required in any setting.

Face Coverings

Face coverings must be worn in indoor locations by everyone aged 12+. On dedicated (and Public Transport) they are only required for those 12+.


All adult only activities are now permitted with no limit on numbers.

Camps and Residential Activities

  • All camps and residential experiences are permitted indoors and outdoors. 
  • Scout ratios for both indoors and outdoors must be applied.
  • Multi occupancy in tents/rooms of up to 8 people from 4 households.
  • Physical distancing is not required indoors or outdoors.