During the current pandemic each Section’s activities have been planned and assessed for the safety of all our young people and adult Leaders/helpers alike.

This policy covers how to respond to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in an active 7th Epsom Scout Member, Leader or adult helper.

If a young person or an adult Leader/helper either develops symptoms or is in a bubble with someone who develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus (COVID-19) – however mild – they must not attend 7th Epsom meetings and self-isolate for at least 10 days from when the symptoms started.

The adult/parent/carer should also as soon as possible:

  1. Book a test for coronavirus COVID-19 by visiting NHS.UK or ringing NHS 119 if they do not have internet access. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Our local NHS drive through testing facility is at Chessington World of Adventures, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE. Open 8AM – 8:00 PM. Tel: 0300 303 2713
  1. Communicate with their 7th Epsom Section Leader who will alert all other Section Members’ parent/carer and 7th Epsom Trustees.

If they test negative but are unwell, they should not return to Scouts until they have recovered. If they are no longer unwell, they can alert their Section Leader about returning to Scouts and their fellow household members can end their self-isolation.

If they test positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they must legally restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.

NHS Test and Trace (part of National Institute for Health Protection) will manage the situation and speak directly to those they have been in contact with to offer advice.


Updated 26th September 2020