Changes to Tiers 30th December 2020 – Impact on Scouting in Dorset

Date: 31st Dec 2020 Author: County Office

Yesterday the Government announced the changes to Tiers for England. 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have now moved to Tier 4 and the rest of Dorset (East Dorset, North Dorset, Dorchester & West, Wareham & IOP and Weymouth & Portland Districts) has moved to Tier 3. 

What does this mean for Scouting in Dorset?

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole – readiness level moves to RED (no face-to-face Scouting).

East Dorset, North Dorset, Dorchester & West, Wareham & IOP and Weymouth & Portland Districts – readiness level remains at AMBER.

Adults should not travel from Tier 3 to Tier 4 (or vice versa) to support face to face Scouting.

Groups in Tier 3 that are on the border of a Tier 4 area should consult with their DC/Risk Assessment approvers about whether they should continue with Face to Face Scouting. 

Brendan Booth

County Commissioner Dorset Scouts

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls