No face-to-face guiding meetings can happen during lockdown, indoors or outdoors. This includes adult volunteer meetings and/or training sessions.

Islands that are not in lockdown are an exception: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, islands in Highland Region (excluding Isle of Skye), Orkney and Shetland. Face-to-face guiding can continue in these areas after a risk assessment has been signed off by Girlguiding Scotland. Please send risk assessments to . You should expect that it will take at least 14 days to get the risk assessment signed off.

In the rest of the country, the only exception is where vulnerable young people require essential face-to-face support and this cannot be delivered remotely. Where meeting face-to-face is considered essential, a targeted small group of no more than 10 girls who need the continued in-person support of guiding can meet. This decision is based on advice from government and youth services to minimise the risk of transmission for volunteers and young people. If girls in your unit are in this category and you wish to meet, a risk assessment will need to be signed off by Girlguiding Scotland. Please send risk assessments to . You should expect that it will take at least 14 days to get the risk assessment signed off.

We encourage you to still meet virtually with your unit. We may not be able to meet in person but we know that girls need Girlguiding more than ever in these difficult times. Take a look at:

Face-to-face ID verification can be done on a one-to-one basis, as long as social distancing can be maintained. No one should be under pressure to meet face-to-face if they cannot do so safely – if you need to arrange a virtual ID check by posting documents, please contact