With the publication of The Scouts' getting back together safely framework today, we are highlighting how this affects International Expeditions.
As part of the Risk Assessment, full allowance will need to be included for Coronavirus in each country passed through as well as the country being visited. This needs to be presented on a similar Red – Green scale. Attention will also need to be made to the current FCO advice (which is currently “against all but essential international travel to all countries”).
Virtual meetings can currently be used to maintain expedition teams, but where we are currently in Red level, no Face to Face meetings are permitted.
Insurance will also need to be checked carefully, as all Insurance policies no longer cover cancellation as a result of Covid-19. This therefore increases financial risks, that the responsible Exec committee need to agree to.
All of the above is in additional to the standard Visits Abroad process.
For any questions, help or advice, please contact the ACC International (Julian Sore) on [email protected].