Our latest Covid-19 updates and guidance issued to Woodcraft Folk groups and members

Updated 10 September  2021

Restrictions on numbers attending indoor, outdoor and residential events have been lifted across the UK.

Measures to control the spread of infection, such as good hand hygiene, ventilating indoor spaces, and distancing to reduce close contact between participants, remain an important part of responding to the continued risk presented by the Covid-19 virus. The use of lateral flow/rapid tests is required for camps and residential activities. The wearing of face coverings by older children and adults in indoor spaces remains a requirement in Scotland and Wales.

Woodcraft Folk’s latest guidance to groups is available below; additional guidance applicable to the youth work sector is also available from:

If you have a camp or residential planned, please share your risk assessment for the event with us via [email protected] at least a week before you leave for camp. 

We have also hosted a series of webinars to explore how to provide Covid-responsible activities in you groups, and deliver safe and successful residentials — please see the links below for more information.

Reopening Checklist

Before resuming any face-to-face delivery, groups are required to complete this checklist to notify Folk Office of their plans.

Read Our Latest Guidance

Updated guidance for groups was issued on 10 September to support planning activities for the autumn term

NYA Guidance

The latest guidance for groups in England from the National Youth Agency on managing activities and residentials

Covid-19 information:

Type of resource
Covid-19 Update for Group Leaders
Overview Further easing of restrictions has taken place in all three nations of the UK...
Guidance for Face to Face Meeting
Join our head of memberships and programme for a webinar around returning to outdoor face to face meeting in England and Scotland
Have a Good Weekend
June 2021 Now that camping and overnight activities are permitted once again, how should you...
Managing Bubbles
September 2020 This webinar, led by Debs McCahon, outlines how to provide Woodcraft Folk activities...
Meeting Online Safely
February 2021 Join our development officers Clare Ritchie and Lauren Karstadt for an overview of...
Socially Distanced Programme
March 2021 Clare Ritchie and Lauren Karstadt from Woodcraft Folk’s development team provide ideas and...

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please email [email protected] 

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